SNITTJER, Simon 1849-1933
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Date: 9/10/2015 at 07:11:57
Simon Snittjer, One of Grundy's Pioneers, Dies
Simon Snittjer, one of the pioneer residents of northwest Grundy, died at his home in Ackley last Friday. On December 31st he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he was unable to recover and from the date of the stroke he continued to get weaker until the end came. Mr. Snittjer was 84 years old.
Funeral services were held Monday at the home in Ackley. The services at the home were conducted by Rev. Ernest Seybold, pastor of St. John's Evangelical church at Ackley. Later the remains were brought to the Christian Reformed church two miles west of Wellsburg where services were conducted by Rev. H. C. Bode. Burial was in the family lot in the Bode church cemetery.
Mr. Snittjer came to Grundy county 64 years ago. He was born in Neermoor, Germany, Dec. 22, 1849. He came to America in 1868, and for a year resided in Stephenson county, Ill., from which place he came to Grundy county. On March 7, 1878, he was married to Zwaantje Harms. The wife died in 1921. Following his retirement from his Grundy county farm Mr. Snittjer moved to Ackley to spend his declining years.
Surviving are three sons, Simon and John, Ackley; Menno, Wellsburg; three daughters, Mrs. Heiko Muller, Mrs. Fred Fluth, Mrs. Chas. Schultz, Ackley, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Martin Ross of Wellsburg, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 February 1933, pg 4
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