RUTER, Hemmo 1832-1914
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/26/2016 at 10:14:24
Death of An Old Settler
Hemmo Ruter died at the home of his son Ike Ruter Monday forenoon. Old age was the cause of his death. For the past year Mr. Ruter failed gradually and he had to have the constant care of the family.
Funeral services will be held at the Rev. Hoefker church west of Wellsburg Friday.
Mr. Ruter was a native of Eastfriesland, Germany. He came to this county with his family forty-four years ago and resided here continually up to the time of his death. At the time of his death he was 84 years and ten months old. His wife died about fourteen years ago.
Ten children survive the father, all of whom are here for the funeral.
The children are Ike, Peter, John of this county and B. H. of Kanawha. The daughters are Mrs. B. Freiborg of Renville, Minn., Mrs. L. Buner, Mrs. Peter Eekhoff, Mrs. J. Saunders, Hilko, and Mrs. Boyo Eekhoff.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 November 1914, pg 8
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