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NIEHUIS, Geeske 1828-1927


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/15/2015 at 10:23:12

Obituary of Mrs. Geeske Niehuis

Mrs. Geeske Niehuis, nee Frey, was born April 24, 1828, in Steenfelde, Ihren, Eastfriesland, Germany. She went to her eternal reward Tuesday morning, Sept. 6th, 1927, being in her one hundredth year. In the year 1856 she was united in marriage with Ollig Niehuis. The Lord blessed this union with four children, Minnie and Dirk preceding their mother in death. In the year 1855 she was baptized upon the profession of her faith, by Rev. P. deNeui, joining the church in Ihren, Eastfriesland. In the year 1869, she came with her family to this country and made her home near Baileyville, Illinois. Some time later she moved near Buck Grove and Aplington, becoming a member of each church for a time.

In 1903 her husband was taken from her side by death. Then Grandma Niehuis made her home with her daughter, Mrs. P. Beekman, where she received the best of care to her very end. In 1913 she moved with the Beekman family on a farm near Buffalo Center, and joined the Baptist church there and remained a member of the church until her death. It was her happy lot to spend her last days in Buffalo Center among her many friends. Strong in mind and body, she enjoyed her long life. With the exception of impaired hearing, she was in good health to the very end, her mind remaining remarkably clear. The deceased enjoyed to relate her Christian experience, the goodness of God, and the assurance of salvation. "I am tired," was her only complaint at the end. Most of us would have liked to have seen Grandmother Niehuis fill out the hundred years, but the good Lord called her home at the ripe age of 99 years, 4 months and 12 days.

The deceased leaves to mourn her loss one son, Ollie, of Cedar Rapids, one daughter, Mrs. P. Beekman of Buffalo Center, two daughters-in-law, 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 September 1927, pg 12


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