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RIEBKES, Annie 1876-1950


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/9/2015 at 19:06:17

Mrs. M. Riebkes Dies At Ackley

Mrs. Martin Riebkes died last Friday at her home in Ackley after a brief illness from throat trouble and other complications. She was in the hospital at Waterloo for treatment for a short time last fall and her condition was not regarded as serious until a short time before her death. She and her husband observed their 55th wedding anniversary on the 11th of December and she appeared in good spirits and in fairly good health at that time. She was 74 years old.

Mrs. Riebkes was born in Germany August 6, 1876. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kannegeiter. At the age of 9 she came to America with other members of the family. The family located on a farm in German township where the parents died and where other members of the family continued to make their home. On Dec. 11, 1895, Annie Kannegeiter and Martin Riebkes were married. They began life together on a German township farm where all of their children were born. They retired from the farm in 1939 to their present home in Ackley.

Mr. and Mrs. Riebkes were the parents of eight children. Seven of them are living. One son, Riebke, died at Camp Dodge while in the U.S. service during the first World War. The surviving children are four sons and three daughters. The sons are John, Louis and Bert of Wellsburg and Henry who resides on the home farm in German township. The daughters are Mrs. Jake Hippen and Mrs. Will H. Lindaman, Wellsburg, and Mrs. Otto Winters, Ackley. There are 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Other relatives are five brothers and two sisters. The brothers are John and Andrew Kannegeiter, Little Rock; Albert from George; Harry, Willow Lake, S.D.; Eibe, Ackley. The sisters are Mrs. Herman Voss, Little Rock, and Mrs. Eilt Kruse, George, Ia.

Funeral Services Tuesday
Funeral services were held at the home at 12:30 on Tuesday and later at the Eastfriesland Presbyterian church in German township of which Mrs. Riebkes had been a member for many years. The services were conducted by Rev. C. F. Siemsen. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 December 1950, pg 11


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