ACKERMAN, Egge 1844-1926
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/30/2015 at 21:14:05
Mr. Egge Ackerman was born the first day of May, 1844, and died July 15, 1926, at the goodly age of 82 years, 2 months and 14 days, his demise being the results of pneumonia.
His childhood home was in Ostfriesland, Germany, and when eight years old he came to America with his parents, living near Freeport, Illinois, for about twelve years, then moving to Grundy county, Iowa.
On February 2, 1872, Mr. Ackerman was married to Miss Jennie Lutterman at Ackley, Iowa. In 1898 they moved to Buffalo Center, Iowa, and in 1907 the couple came to White to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. August Wilaby. Mrs. Ackerman passed away March 29, 1920, and Mr. Ackerman continued to live with his daughter and family until he was called to join his wife in the life beyond the grave. He was given every care that loving hands were capable of performing, but at his age it was impossible to conquer the malady.
The deceased had always been in good health and never under the doctor's care previous to his last illness.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home and at the Methodist church, Rev. H. L. Blair conducting the obsequies. Mr. Ackerman was laid to rest in Fairview cemetery beside his wife.
Five of the twelve children preceded their father in death. The seven who survive to grieve at his passing are Mrs. A. C. Wilaby of White; Mike Ackerman, Mrs. L. Lubbin, and Altman Ackerman of Buffalo Center, Iowa; Mrs. William Smith and Dick Ackerman, of White; Thomas Ackerman of Brandt. There are 33 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren
Mr. Ackerman was the first of a family of five to pass. He leaves two brothers and two sisters as follows: Mrs. John Rumts of Rock Rapids, Ia.; Mrs. E. Hildbrande of Chancellor, S.D.; Mr. O. Ackerman of Rock Rapids, and Mr. Thos. Ackerman of Wellsburg.
Thus in a few words are condensed the facts of a long life of useful deeds and meritorious conduct. Volumes could be written regarding the experiences of this aged man and concerning the changes in the modes of life through which he passed. Obituary notices are entirely inadequate to portray all these interesting events but in imagination the path over which Mr. Ackerman traveled the past four score years may be dimly realized.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 August 1926, pg 3
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