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EERTMOED, Jan A. 1856-1947

EERTMOED, ROSS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/24/2016 at 08:47:41

Jan Eertmoed, 91, Passed Away Tuesday Funeral Services Friday

Jan A. Eertmoed, an old and respected citizen of this community, passed away at his home west of Wellsburg, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18. He had suffered a stroke just a week before his death. He was 91 years and six months old at the time of his passing away.

Mr. Eertmoed was born in Germany on May 15, 1856 and came to this country with his parents when a small boy. His only sister, Mrs. Abram Jaspers, who lived in this community, passed away 28 years ago.

He was united in marriage with Anna Ross on March 12, 1879, and she died March 21, 1938. Seven children were born to this union, three of whom are now living in this community, Alle Eertmoed and Mrs. C. Doolard of Steamboat Rock and Mrs. Henry J. Lindaman of Wellsburg. The other four children have passed away.

Mr. Eertmoed had lived in this community all his life where he had been engaged in farming. For the past few years his daughter, Mrs. Henry J. Lindaman and family have lived on the home place and provided a home for her father.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 21 at 1:00 o'clock at the home and later at the First Christian Reformed Church west of Wellsburg. Services will be in charge of the pastor, Rev. J. VandeKieft and interment will be in the church cemetery.

Following is an article published in the Herald on his 90th birthday a year and a half ago.

This is the first season in 81 years of farming that he has not been out in the field planting corn. As a lad he had to help his father plant corn by hand, being the only boy in the family. In later years he did it to show his grandchildren and great-grandchildren that "Grand Pop" could still do it.

Mr. Eertmoed has spent his entire life on the farm but not may of his old neighbors are left who were farming when he first started. The ones still living are John Geerdes who is noted for driving the grain binder for many successive years, and John Rah and Lewis Meints who have all retired but are living on their farms. Henry Geerdes who is 85 years old has made his home in Steamboat Rock for many years.

--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 20 November 1947, pg 1

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Funeral Services For Jan Eertmoed Held Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Jan Eertmoed were held Friday, Nov. 21, at one o'clock at the home and later at the First Christian Reformed Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. Joseph VandeKieft.

Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Claus G. Primus with Mrs. John H. Ruter as organist. Flower attendants were Ordie Geerdes and Johanna Janssen. Pallbearers were John Heikens, Will Janssen, Ben Geerdes, S. H. Meyer, Ausbrand Janssen and Ray Gimer.

Jan Allen Eertmoed was born in Campen, Ostfriesland, Germany, on May 15, 1856. He passed out of this life on Tuesday evening, Nov. 18, 1947. He came to this country with his parents in 1864 at the age of eight years. The family first went to Freeport, Ill., and the following year on April 1, 1865, came to Iowa.

Mr. Eertmoed lived in the vicinity of Wellsburg until the time of his death. On March 12, 1879 he was united in holy wedlock with Antje Ross, the Rev. Van de Los performing the ceremony. Into this home were born seven children. He was preceded in death by his wife and all of his brothers and sisters. He leaves to mourn his departure one son, Alle Eertmoed of Steamboat Rock, two daughters, Mrs. Cornelius Doolaard of Steamboat Rock, Mrs. Henry Lindaman of Wellsburg; also eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 27 November 1947, pg 1


 

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