STACHOUR, D. 1856-1929
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Date: 5/1/2015 at 07:25:25
A Pioneer Resident Called
D. Stachour Passes Away Following Brief Illness
D. Stachour, one of the older and highly respected citizens of Colfax township, passed away at his home in Holland at 3:30 Wednesday morning, February 6th, 1929, aged 73 years, 3 months and 20 days.
Mr. Stachour was born in the Province of Groningen, Netherlands. During his residence there he was owner of a trading vessel and also a sailor.
He was married to Eltje Wegman on December 19th, 1878, and they came to America in the spring of 1885, locating first in Colfax township, Grundy county, where they resided for one and a half years.
Following this they removed to Fulton, Ill., where they remained for seven years, and then returned to Grundy county, and this county has since been their home, residing on a farm for a number of years. Twenty-six years ago they moved to the town of Holland. Mrs. Stachour passed away in December, 1912.
To this union two sons were born, Claus and John. The latter died at the age of 12 years. The deceased is survived by the son, Claus, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Claus Stachour, six grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. A. Wierenga, of Holland.
Mr. Stachour had been a faithful member of the Drake church ever since his residence in the county. He was a man universally loved and respected by all who knew him.
Short services will be held from his late home in Holland at one o'clock on Friday afternoon, and from there to the Drake church for the funeral. Rev. J. E. Drake, for many years his pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in the Drake cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 February 1929, pg 1
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