LAMKEN, Julia 1845-1926
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Julia Helen Lamken
Julia Helen Sartorius was born at Prairieville, Ill., on Sept. 19, 1845, and died at her home near Beaman early Tuesday morning, June 29, 1926, aged 80 years, 9 months and 10 days. She was one of a family of six children, three of whom two brothers and one sister, have preceded her in death, and two sisters still survive.
On Oct. 8, 1863, she was united in marriage to Mr. John Lamken at Dixon, Ill. Shortly after their marriage they settled near Prairieville, Ill., on a farm that was her birthplace. Here were born to them their four children, Henry, who died Oct. 8, 1910; John, of Greene, N.Y.; Mrs. Helen Conrad, of Austin, Minn.; and George, who resides at home. In the year 1884 they sold their farm in Illinois and came to another which they purchased one mile north of Beaman. They resided there until 1896, when they moved to their present home, south of Beaman, where they lived happily together until May 7, 1924, when the husband died at the age of 89 years and 10 days.
Besides her four children she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. George Lamken, of Gladbrook, and Mrs. Sophia Folkers, of Popejoy, Iowa; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren besides nephews and nieces and other near relatives.
She was confirmed and joined the Lutheran Church when fourteen years of age. She was ever kind and courteous to all. To call at her home and receive her kind motherly hospitality was to renew one's faith in motherhood. Her gentle smile was an indication of the serenity and graciousness of her nature. The relatives have the sympathy of a wide circle of old neighbors and friends in this time of their great bereavement.
Funeral services were held from the home on Thursday afternoon at half past two o'clock, the Rev. J. J. Snyder officiating. Henry Eberhardt, Sr., Henry Miller, Benjamin Crookshank, Geo. Costes, M. B. Brown and Warren Walter acted as pallbearers. The flowers were carried by Jennie Vint and Marie Elliott. Mrs. T. L. Evans, Mrs. R. L. Oglesby, Ben Rowe and Harry Wilson sang consolingly. Interment was made in the Oakland Cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 July 1926, pg 6
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