SCHAA, Heye H. 1829-1911
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Date: 9/19/2015 at 14:20:58
Heye H. Schaa died Dec. 28, 1911 in Grundy Center, Ia., at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 22 days. He was born April 6, 1829 in Ostfriesland, Germany.
On January 10, 1859, he was married to Miss Hermina Seeben. Eleven children were born to them. Three children, two sons and one daughter preceded the parents to the other world.
In the year 1868 Mr. Schaa came to America. After being here about one year, and finding America to be a far better country than his fatherland to raise his family, they also came to America. They settled in Ridot township, near German Valley in the state of Illinois. Here they resided for twenty years. From Illinois the family came to Grundy county living on a farm eight miles northeast of Grundy Center, near the Lincoln church, where the parents were members in good standing until 1901, when they with their son and daughter, Harm and Minnie came to Grundy Center.
About three years ago Mrs. Schaa was taken from the home into the beyond.
Mr. Heye H. Schaa was a member of the German Presbyterian church of this city, and also a faithful elder since 1901. The church and congregation deeply feel the loss of Brother Schaa. He was a faithful member. The last year of his life was one of special consecration to his Master, spending most of his time in prayer and communion with Christ. Thus God was preparing him from day to day for his summons. Our loss is his gain. Four sons and four daughters and a host of friends remain to mourn his death. The children are Harm, John, Theodore, Heio, Minnie, Mrs. Helwig, Mrs. Burke and Mrs. John Pabst.
Funeral services were held the first of January 1912 in the German Presbyterian church in Grundy Center, also in the Lincoln church where burial was made. Rev. Gravenstein officiated. Rev. J. E. Drake assisted in the Lincoln church.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 4 January 1912, pg 1
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