HUISMAN, Meint 1829-1901
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/17/2016 at 14:41:33
Meint Huisman, one of the pioneers of Grundy county, died at his home in Grundy Center, Nov. 28, at 2:30 o'clock a.m.
Meint Huisman was born in Province Hanover May 19, 1829. Was married to Elske Wortelke and came to this country in 1854, and located in Ogle county, Ill., where they resided until 1865 when they came to Iowa and located in German township, Grundy county, where he began to gradually open one of the finest farms in German township. There he resided until 1889, when the aged couple left the old homestead to stronger hands and moved to Grundy Center, and there enjoyed some of the fruits of their hard toil in days gone by.
Mr. Huisman leaves his aged wife and six children to mourn the loss of a faithful husband and a loving father. When the approaching end was signaled all of his children were notified and every one responded with haste to the bedside of the good old father. Surrounded by his children, his aged wife at his side, and dear friends soothing and softening the last pangs of death he passed away.
Mr. Huisman was straight, conscientious and upright in all of his transactions of life. He was a stern believer in the doctrine that men should do right and justice at all times and in all conditions, and he always aimed to carry this out to the letter.
The last honors were paid the deceased on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 12 o'clock, when he was laid at rest in Rose Hill cemetery. May the Infinite bless and support the bereaved wife on her journey to her husband who has gone before her.
The family feel very thankful to all friends and neighbors who were so kind in assisting them during the illness of the deceased.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 December 1901, pg 1
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