JANS, Johanna 1857-1926
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Date: 3/29/2015 at 13:40:50
Mrs. Heikel (Johanna) Jans
Johanna Jans, whose maiden name was Koch, was born in Eastfriesland, Germany, at Bunder Hammerich, near the border of Holland, Sept. 14, 1857. She was married to Heikel Jans Aug. 20, 1877. They emigrated to America in 1891, and came to Iowa and lived in Grundy and Tama counties. There were fourteen children born to them, of whom three died in infancy and one daughter at the age of twenty-three. Ten children are still living. She leaves besides her ten children twenty-seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Jans joined the Methodist Episcopal church, June 1, 1913, and was received in full connection June 21, 1914, under the pastorate of Rev. Otto E. Johnson. She had originally belonged to the Reformed church.
Mother Jans faithfully did her part in the rearing of her family, working hard keeping house on the farm. She had severe trials, but remained faithful to her Lord and master, the Lord Jesus Christ.
She was stricken with paralysis in August, 1924, but recovered partially and was able to attend the services of the sanctuary. On Friday, March 5, 1926, after having attended a meeting of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, which she always enjoyed, she went to her home and about her household duties. In the evening after she had returned from her sister's across the street from her home, she received another stroke of the palsy. She seemed to rally but slightly, and her condition failing to improve, she departed this life about one o'clock a.m., Friday, March 12, 1926, at the age of sixty-seven years, five months and twenty-eight days. Her end was peace, and she has now gone, we believe, to that heavenly home where there is no more pain and sickness, but joy evermore.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 March 1926, pg 12
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