EVERTS, Fred 1849-1925
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/21/2015 at 20:19:01
Death Ends Long Career of Two Grundy Pioneers
Fred Everts And Jacob Meester Died At Their Homes Last Week
Lived Here Over 50 Years
Both Men Successful Farmers and Big Land Owners in County
Death removed two of north Grundy's most active pioneers during the past week. Fred Everts passed away at his home in Parkersburg on the night of June 24th, and Jacob Meester went to his final reward from his old home in Pleasant Valley township last Saturday. Both men came to the county as poor boys over fifty years ago. With hard work, thrift and good management they acquired large possessions of the county's real estate. They ranked near the top of the last of successful pioneer farmers of Grundy county. Both men were at the head of large families and for years they were leaders in their community. The men were brothers-in-law and resided in the same neighborhood in Pleasant Valley township during all of their active life in this county.
Fred Everts was born in Visquard, Germany, July 23rd, 1849, making him 75 years, 11 months and 1 day old at the time of his death. He came to this country in 1867 and located at Freeport, Ill. The year following he came farther west to Ackley where he remained for two years, when he came to Pleasant Valley township in Grundy, where he continued to reside until fifteen years ago when he and his wife removed to Parkersburg. A year after Mr. Everts came to this country his parents and a brother and sister also came over. Mr. Everts was married in 1873. The wife died three years ago.
Mr. Everts had been afflicted with diabetes for the past eight years. His condition became very serious about six weeks ago and he submitted to an operation but received no permanent help from this source.
Mr. Everts was the father of thirteen children, eight of whom are still living. The children are William, Dick, Henry, Mrs. Jake Miller, George, John, Jake and Andrew.
Funeral services were held at the Reformed church in Parkersburg last Saturday afternoon with Rev. Beldt and Rev. Siemsen officiating. The remains were laid to rest by the side of the wife in the Siemsen church cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 July 1925, pg 1
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