ITZEN, Harm 1847-1933
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/9/2015 at 10:59:37
Harm Itzen Died Saturday Following A Short Illness
Harm Itzen died at his home in Holland at 3:40 Saturday morning following a short illness. He was taken sick with influenza four days before. At his advanced age he was unable to long withstand a siege of illness and he failed very rapidly after he was taken to his bed.
The town and community heard with deep regret the sudden passing away of one who had lived and was beloved and trusted by the people of this community for so many years. During the nearly half century that he made his home here his neighbors learned to know him and to place a high value on his methods of square dealing with everyone with whom he came in contact.
Mr. Itzen was born in Loppersan, Germany, November 15th, 1847. He was married in the old country and his two sons were born there. Mr. Itzen and family came to this country 49 years ago. They bought a farm in northwest Palermo township which is still owned by the family. Mr. and Mrs. Itzen remained on their farm until 1902 when they moved to Holland where they made their home until they were taken away. Mrs. Itzen died three years ago.
Surviving relatives are the two sons, Will and Joe. There are no surviving brothers or sisters. The one sister died at Sibley several years ago.
Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon and later at the Lutheran church with the local pastor, Rev. Athenstadt, officiating. Burial was by the side of the wife in the Holland cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 January 1933, pg 12
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