GROENEWALD, Ebina 1848-1932
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Date: 9/9/2015 at 10:23:22
Former Grundy Woman Died At Rushmore, Minn., Wed.
Mrs. Henry Groenewald died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Reiter, at Rushmore, Minn., last Wednesday from old age. She was 84 years old. The body was shipped from Rushmore, arriving at Grundy Center Friday evening. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the home of a sister, Mrs. C. A. Schafer, and at the First German Presbyterian church with the local pastor, Rev. K. J. Stratemeier, officiating. Music at the church was furnished by the ladies' quartet consisting of Mrs. W. M. Bakker, Mrs. John Cramer, Mrs. D. H. Dieken and Mrs. Roy Purvis, accompanied by Miss Alydia Groote. Burial was by the side of the husband in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Ebina Groenewald (nee von Ruschen) was born July 14, 1848, at Nord Georgsfehn, Eastfriesland, Germany. At the age of 20 years she came to America and lived first in Stephenson county, Ill., and later in Grundy county, Iowa.
On April 1, 1870, she was united in marriage to Henry Groenewald. Their union was blessed with eleven children. Of these three died in infancy. In September, 1916, her husband was called from her side to his eternal reward. Since that time she made her home with her children at Grundy Center, Sioux Falls, So. Dak. and Rushmore, Minn., spending the last ten years of her life with her daughters, Annie and Frances.
She was blessed with a healthy body and strong constitution. Not until a few months ago did old age prove itself to be somewhat burdensome unto her. Being laid up but a few days, she passed away on Dec. 28, 1932, at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 14 days at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. Reiter, of Rushmore, Minn.
She leaves to mourn her departure her eight children: Dick, Grundy Center; Mrs. R. Reiter, Rushmore, Minn.; Harm, Grundy Center; Mrs. B. Blocksyl, Crookston, Minn.; Henry, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Mrs. E. Smith, Sioux Falls; George, Grundy Center, and John, Dike, Iowa. Surviving also are two sisters, Mrs. T. Hinders, Sioux Falls, So. Dak., and Mrs. C. A. Schafer, Grundy Center; 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Besides these there are a great number of other relatives, friends and acquaintances who will sorely miss her. May infinite love comfort all the sorrowing.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 January 1933, pg 10
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