WESEMAN, Jantje 1860-1933
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Date: 9/9/2015 at 21:25:11
Mrs. G. Weseman Died at Her Home Tuesday Morning
Mrs. Weseman had been an invalid for some years. The last four months she was almost completely confined to her bed. Her strength waned rapidly. She died early Tuesday morning, 1:30 a.m., February 7th, 1933, being 72 years, 5 months and 7 days old.
Mrs. Geerd Weseman, nee Jantje Venenga, was born August 30, 1860, at Beschotenweg, Ostfriesland, Germany. In 1882 she was united in marriage to Mr. Geerd Weseman of the same place. They came to America in 1885, and lived four years in Ogle county, Illinois. In 1889 they moved to Grundy county, where they farmed until 1920, when they moved to Grundy Center.
Three children preceded her in death. Two boys died in infancy. Of the children growing to maturity, the oldest boy, Claus, passed away April 8, 1932. There remain to mourn her decease her husband, the children: Mrs. Wm. Noel, Okko Weseman, Dena Weseman, Frank Weseman, Simon Weseman, and Mrs. H. O. Dirks, as also two brothers, Franz Venenga and Buss Venenga, and many other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Weseman and her husband united with the First German Presbyterian church of Grundy Center on confession of faith June 23, 1912. Because of her ailments she was not able to attend the services for a good many years, but welcomed the ministry of the word offered by her pastor and finally declared herself ready to follow the good Shepherd as He would lead her through the valley of the shadow of death.
The funeral will take place Friday, Feb. 10. The services are in charge of Rev. K. J. Stratemeier. After a brief prayer service at the house, the funeral procession will move to the First German Presbyterian church, where sermons will be preached in both the English and the German language. Interment will be at the Grundy Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 February 1933, pg 1
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