STUMBERG, Jake 1877-1942
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/6/2016 at 18:58:20
Jake Stumberg Dies From Stroke Of Apoplexy
Jake Stumberg, widely known throughout Grundy county, died at his home in Grundy Center at ten o'clock Sunday night, following a stroke of apoplexy. He had finished a hearty breakfast at his home Saturday morning and was about to leave the house for his day's work when he was stricken as he was seated in his chair. His right side became completely paralyzed and he was unable to speak though he remained conscious for a short time. After a doctor arrived he was put to bed. He closed his eyes after he lay down and did not open them again. He was 65 years old on the 22nd of June.
Born in Germany
Jake Stumberg was born in Emden, Germany. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Saben Stumberg. He came to America with his family when he was 5 years old. He did not remember much of his life in Germany, but often recalled that he got very sick in crossing the Atlantic. The family came to Grundy county after they arrived in America and located on a farm in Lincoln township. They bought the farm and it remained their home for about 30 years, after which they moved to Grundy Center. The father died 34 years ago and four years later the mother moved to a home in town. She died 13 years ago.
There were nine children in the Stumberg family. Two of them died in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Roy Purvis, died three years ago.
Wife and 8 Children Survive
Jake Stumberg was married to Ethel Ash 21 years ago. They have resided in Grundy Center continually. They have eight children. The oldest is 20 and the youngest is nine months. Raymond, the second oldest in the family, is with the U.S. army in Ireland. The other seven children who with the mother survive are Donald, Margaret, Lavonne, Marion, Robert, Irwin, and the baby is named Jackie.
Other surviving relatives are one brother and four sisters. Joe is the one surviving brother. The sisters are Mrs. Henry Johnson of Sumner, Mrs. Ella Arends, Mrs. Wm. Springer and Mrs. John DeBerg, all of Grundy Center.
Was Collector and Salesman
During most of the past thirty years Jake Stumberg was engaged in the real estate and collecting business. For several years he was a subscription solicitor and collector for The Grundy Register. There are few men living who have called on so many Grundy county homes and who are known to more Grundy county people. He was a hard worker. He did his best. He took the bad times with the good times and remained good natured throughout. There can be little criticism against men who do the best they can. Jake was that kind of man. He used all the abilities he had and took the hard knocks without complaining.
Funeral Service Wednesday
Funeral services were held at Bethany Presbyterian church in Grundy Center Wednesday afternoon. Rev. David Alexander officiated at the service. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 July 1942, pg 12
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