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BOTTEMA, Jacob 1870-1957


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/23/2016 at 07:25:38

Jacob Bottema Buried Friday At Wellsburg

Jacob Bottema, longtime resident of Grundy county and for many years a resident of the Wellsburg vicinity passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Henze, on July 30. The last 17 months of his life he was bedfast. He was 87 years old on May 5th. Death was due to complications of old age.

Mr. Bottema was born in the Netherlands, but came to this country and to Lafayette, Indiana at the age of 23. Shortly after the turn of the century he came to Wellsburg and made his home until his marriage with the late Mr. and Mrs. John Rah. After his marriage to Etta Isebrands, they made their home on a farm two miles south of the First Christian Reformed Church. He was also engaged in carpenter work at this time and many are the homes and farm buildings he helped build in this vicinity.

Later he and his family moved to a farm five miles west of Dike where Mrs. Bottema died in 1916, leaving behind her husband and two small children, John, now of Whitten and Dora, (Mrs. Leman Sinclair, Pollock, Missouri) who survive. Another son died in infancy. In 1922 Mr. Bottema married Jennie Limberg, who also survives.

Funeral services were Friday afternoon at the Engelkes Funeral Home in Grundy Center with Rev. Donald Weydert in charge. Burial was in the First Christian Reformed cemetery west of Wellsburg by the side of his first wife and infant son. Rev. Visscher was in charge of the graveside services.

Relatives from out of the county who attended were John Bottema and Catherine, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bottema of Mt. Auburn; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bottema, Mrs. Lee Raymond, Mrs. Allen Kruckenberg, Mrs. Walter Joens, all of LaPorte City; Mr. and Mrs. James Lehman, Mr. and Mrs. John Bottema, of Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Abel Limberg, John Limberg, Mrs. Paul Meyer, Mrs. Minnie Ostercamp all of Woden; Mr. and Mrs. Amel Limberg of Buffalo Center; Miss Myrtle Johnson, John Isebrands, Senus Isebrands and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Isebrands all of Titonka.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 August 1957, sec 3, pg 3


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