ULFERS, Gertje 1834-1914
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/14/2015 at 18:48:37
Mrs. Ulfers Dead
The death of Mrs. Ulfers, whose former name was Arends, occurred most unexpectedly at her home, five and one-half miles northeast of town, Saturday last. She was around in her usual good health that morning, had partaken of a hearty breakfast, but a short time thereafter told her grandson, who was at home with her at the time, that she had a headache and would lie down on the bed to rest for a while. It was near the noon hour that he went to call her; receiving no response, he touched her hand--and discovered that she was cold in death. Mrs. Ulfers was in her 80th year. She was the mother of three children; one son, Casper Arends, living east of town, and two daughters, residing in South Dakota. The funeral is to be held at her late home at 12:00 o'clock, tomorrow (Thursday) and from thence to the West Friesland (German) Presbyterian church, where Rev. Agena, pastor of the church, will conduct the funeral service.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 18 February 1914, pg 1
Mrs. Ulfers Dead
Mrs. H. Ulfers, mother of Kasper Arends, Mrs. Geo. Vietor of Harley, S.D., and Mrs. D. Arends of Hill City, Minn., died very suddenly at her home south west of town on Saturday, Feb. 14th. She was in her usual health in the morning, after breakfast she complained of a headache and told her grandson, who was staying with her, that she would lie down, at about noon he went to call her; receiving no response, he touched her hand and discovered that she was cold in death. She was a pioneer resident of German township and was 80 years of age at the time of death.
Funeral services were conducted last Thursday from the West Friesland church conducted by the pastor, Rev. Agona. --Aplington News
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 March 1914, pg 1
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