BOELMAN, Talea 1857-1946
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Date: 5/10/2016 at 20:50:16
Dumont--Funeral services for Mrs. Tealea Boelman, 88, who died Tuesday at Ellsworth hospital, Iowa Falls, where she had been taken Friday for treatment, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed church, eight miles southeast of Ackley; burial in the church cemetery; nee Talea Gruis July 8, 1857, in Germany, married in 1878 to George Boelman, coming to the United States 62 years ago, locating near Ackley where they have since lived and where Mr. Boelman died in 1929. Leaves nine children, Wolbert Boelman, John Boelman, Mrs. Casper Boelman, Mrs. Folkert Kuper, Mrs. Henry C. Janssen, all in and near Ackley; George Boelman, Ben Boelman, Mrs. Will Boelman, Mrs. Ed Finger, Aplington; 53 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; two sisters were still living in Germany before World War II, but nothing has been heard of them lately.
--Waterloo Daily Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 25 April 1946, pg 23
Mrs. George Boelman Dies At Advanced Age
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Mrs. George Boelman at St. Peter's Evangelical church in German township. The services were conducted by Rev. G. E. Hesse, from Clarksville, a former pastor of the church. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mrs. Boelman died in Ellsworth hospital, Iowa Falls, on April 23. Death came after an illness from pneumonia. She was 88 years, 9 months and 15 days old at the time of her death. She was born in Germany but most of her active life was spent on a farm in German township.
Her husband died 18 years ago. Surviving are nine children and 55 grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 May 1946, pg 9
Obituary of Mrs. Geo. Boelman
Talea Gruis Boelman was born July 8, 1857, in Bund, Ostfriesland, Germany. She was baptized and confirmed in the Reformed Church in Bund and on Oct. 27, 1877, was united in marriage with Gerd Boelman of Ditzumerverlaat.
In 1884 Mr. and Mrs. Boelman came to America with four children and found a new home in Grundy county, Iowa. They had 11 children. On Oct. 27, 1927, Mr. and Mrs. Boelman were permitted to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. On Feb. 20, 1928, Mr. Boelman passed away. Two sons preceded Mr. Boelman in death, a boy in infancy and another son in more mature age.
Mrs. Boelman accepted her lot in life with fortitude and patience and after her husband had passed away carried on to the best of her ability. A trusted friend and servant of the family, Sam Fricke, remained to help her throughout all of these years.
There was never an idle moment from morning until night at Mother Boelman's place. Her children often advised her not to work so hard, but she felt best when she could be at her work in the house, in her garden and among her chickens. She claimed that she could keep her thoughts and her mind in their best channels while she was active and at work. In her old age she had to undergo a serious surgical operation, but was able after a few weeks of convalescence to be up and about again. During the past year she had several attacks of sickness and on Tuesday, April 23, she fell asleep at Ellsworth hospital in Iowa Falls, not to awake again.
She leaves to mourn 4 sons, Wolbert, John, George and Ben; 5 daughters: Mrs. Kasper Boelman, Mrs. Wm. Boelman, Mrs. Folkert Kuper, Mrs. Edd Finger and Mrs. Henry Janssen, 53 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. One sister was still living in Germany when last heard of before the war.
Since 1884 Mrs. Boelman was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed church near Wellsburg. She reached the age of 88 years, 9 months, 15 days.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 May 1946, pg 9
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