HIPPEN, Harm Sr. 1860-1932
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/8/2015 at 13:14:18
Old Resident of Grundy Dies At Stout from Cancer
Harm Hippen, Sr., died last Thursday morning at 7 o'clock at his home at Stout after a lingering illness from cancer of the throat that lasted over a period of many months. Several weeks ago he was taken to Iowa City for examination and treatment, but to no avail. There was no medical aid that could help and he was brought to his home.
Mr. Hippen was conscious to the last, when he called his family together and with what strength he had he sought to tell them what Jesus had done for him.
Mr. Hippen was born in East Friesland, Germany, August 24, 1860. He came to America in 1890, settling in Grundy county, where he has lived ever since.
In 1891 he was married to Miss Gertrude Eilts, to which union were born ten children, two of them dying in infancy. There are five sons and three daughters surviving. They are Adolph of Stout, Frank of Comfrey, Minn., Harm of Vicksburg, Mich., Jurgen and Martin at home, Mrs. Ernest Kalkwarf of Shell Rock, Mrs. John Aswegan of Dike and Miss Jennie at home. One sister, Mrs. Adolph Eilts of Fern, survives, also a brother and sister in Germany, and fifteen grandchildren. He was 72 years, 3 months and 7 days old at the time of his death.
Funeral service were held Sunday near the Salem-Lutheran cemetery with Oliver Smith officiating. Interment was made in the Salem-Lutheran cemetery in Beaver township.
Pallbearers were Sam Cirksena, Hemke Meyer, Conrad Weber, Fritz Henze, Fred Cirksena and Henry Cornelius.
The services were conducted on the highway near the Lutheran church as Rev. Paulsen and his church council would not permit a layman to perform religious rites in their cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 December 1932, pg 11
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