HAREN, Harm J. 1850-1918
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Date: 12/11/2016 at 08:45:46
Harm J. Haren was born on the 11th day of September, 1850, in Eilsum Eastfriesland, Germany, the son of Johan and Ella Haren. Having completed his education, a part of which was his confirmation in the Reformed Church he came to this country at the age of 18 and located in Ogle County, Ill., were he engaged in farming two years.
In 1870 he came to Grundy County working on a farm for several years until 1882 when he purchased the farm which has since been his home. He was united in marriage to 1878 with Miss Minnie C. Roos, who emigrated to this country and came to this county in 1876. Eleven children were born to this union, 6 boys and 5 daughters, two of whom died at an early age.
"He has outsoared the shadow of our night; Envy Calumny and hate and pain, And that unrest which men miscall delight, can touch him not and torture not again, From the contagion of the world's slow strain. He is secure and now will never mourn. A heart grown cold, a head grown grey in vain nor when the Spirits self has ceased to burn with sparkless ashes load an unlamented urn."
Mr. Haren passed away after a severe illness at two o'clock Sunday afternoon August 4th, 1918. He leaves to mourn, his bereaved wife, 9 children, 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers John C. of Sibley and Henry K. and Mrs. Itzen of Holland. The children are John, Claus, Henry, Ella, Hubert, Anna, Mac, Otto at present in the Military Training Detachment at Ames, and Mrs. J. D. Meester of Parkersburg.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 August 1918, pg 4
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