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MEYER, George 1891-1928


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/25/2015 at 21:41:48

George Meyer Died Saturday

George Meyer passed away at his home in Wellsburg Saturday morning about nine o'clock. About eight years ago Mr. Meyer had considerable trouble with rheumatism which bothered him most of the time since then. He moved off the farm at that time and took up work as a salesman. After having that attack of rheumatism, Mr. Meyer's health has been poor. He was bothered with dropsy and heart trouble. The past several months he had been ailing more than usual. Heart trouble was the immediate cause of his death.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife and two children, Tressa and Harry; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harm S. Meyer; two sisters and five brothers, and a number of relatives and friends.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the German Reformed church.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 July 1928, pg 3


Obituary of George Meyer

George Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harm Meyer, was born October 15, 1891, in Shiloh township, Grundy county.

In early infancy baptism was administered to him that he might be urged to seek and find his Savior.

He was united in holy wedlock with Davida Sonius on May 28, 1913, and established his home on the farm two miles east of Wellsburg. Their wedded life was blessed with two children, a boy and a girl.

In the fall of 1918 he was afflicted with rheumatism, of which he had an attack shortly before he was married, and left him a weak heart. At that time he was at the brink of death but the Lord in His grace and mercy spared his life. On account of his heart disease it was necessary for him to leave the farm and devote his life to another occupation.

In December, 1919, he moved to Wellsburg and became a private merchant. God had especially endowed him with a friendly nature and an amicable disposition, which won for him a large circle of friends. He was liked by all with whom he came in contact. During the nine years that he resided in Wellsburg he suffered many an attack of the rheumatism, and it seemed as though he would never regain his strength. Since the fore part of February of this year he was confined to the house. No one suspected that this confinement would result in which we so sorely lament today. All medical aid seemed to bring no relief and was of no avail, and every hope faded. His strength also seemed to fail when his weak and anemic condition caused dropsy. The last five weeks were especially of physical suffering and spiritual trials during which the Lord prepared his soul for eternity and he eagerly sought and found his Savior. Many an hour of devotion did we spend together in meditation of Scripture and prayer, supplicating the Lord for his assurance of salvation. The Lord granted him this grace two weeks before his death when he made an open confession for his Lord and Savior.

In His wise council the Lord delivered him from his suffering last Saturday morning, July 14, 1928, aged 36 years, 9 months and 1 day.

Besides the two children, Harry and Theressa, he leaves to mourn his untimely departure his faithful companion who shared life's joy and sorrow with him for 15 years and who devotedly and tenderly took are of him during his last illness. His loss is also shared by the aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harm Meyer; five brothers and two sisters: Siebe, Ed and Wiebe, Wellsburg; Antje, Mrs. F. Getting, Holland; Gertje, Mrs. G. Siefken, Bristow; Harm and Lubbert, Wellsburg, and with them a host of relatives and friends.

May the God of all grace and love comfort them all in their bereavement and grant them a blessed death:

"My God, for Jesus sake I pray,
Thy peace may bless my dying day!"

The text was taken from Psalm 73:24.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 July 1928, pg 4


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