PETERS, Harm 1872-1914
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/13/2015 at 12:12:45
Death Near Wellsburg
Harm Peters Dies Following Short Sickness
Harm Peters died Tuesday evening. Mr. Peters death was due to pneumonia. He was sick but a few days. His funeral will be at Wellsburg Friday afternoon.
Obituary will appear in the next paper.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 January 1914, pg 1
Harm Peters Laid To Rest
Funeral The Largest Ever Held Here
The funeral of the late Harm Peters was held at the church at Wellsburg last Friday afternoon. The large new church was packed and at least a hundred more who came to the funeral were unable to get into the building. It was regarded by everyone who attended as the largest funeral ever held in Wellsburg.
Mr. Peters was a son of the late Jacob Peters. He was born in Grundy county 41 years ago the 4th of December and had spent his entire life on a farm near Wellsburg. Eighteen years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Elska Huisman. Five children, two sons and three daughters, were born to this union. The mother and children survive. Other immediate surviving relatives are five brothers and two sisters. The brothers are D. J., Anno and John of Wellsburg, J. J. of South Dakota and Ubbe of Kimbrae, Minn. The sisters are Mrs. August Asher who resides here and Mrs. Cohen of Wrightstown, Wis.
Mr. Peters was a good husband and father, an accommodating neighbor and an honest and conscientious citizen. He was a successful farmer and at the time of his death was the owner of one of the best farms in Grundy county. Two years ago he completed a beautiful home in which he expected to live a good many years to enjoy in it with his family its comforts and conveniences.
Mr. Peters was sick with pneumonia only a few days and the announcement of his sudden death a week ago Tuesday evening came as a shock to the community. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the large number who know them.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 January 1914, pg 1
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