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LEISER, Harmka 1889-1927


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/4/2017 at 09:47:39

From Chicago comes the information, today, that the death of Mrs. Leasure occurred in that city yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. She died at the family home in Chicago heights. Formerly Mrs. Geiken. The remains are to be brought to Ackley; funeral services are to be held at the West Friesland German Presbyterian church, Rev. Johnson, officiating, Saturday afternoon. She is survived by one brother, Guy Geiken at Aplington, and several sisters, Mrs. H. E. Deters, northwest of Ackley, Mrs. A. Fessler, Iowa Falls, Mrs. Emil Middelstedt, Iowa Falls, and Mrs. W. Reed, of Mallard, Iowa. Death was due to pneumonia. She was 39 years old.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 28 April 1927, pg 1


Mrs. Harmke Leiser, nee Geiken, was born January 12, 1889 in East Friesland, Germany, and passed away April 27, 1927 in Chicago Heights after an illness of seven days. She reached the age of 38 years, 3 months and 15 days. The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia.

When she was three years old she came with her parents to the United States of America and lived up to the time of her marriage in the vicinity of Ackley, Iowa.

On June 17, 1911 she was united to Mr. Leo Leiser, and their home was blessed with five children, one of whom preceded the mother in death.

Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon, April 30, in the West Friesland Presbyterian church in charge of the pastor, H. Johnson. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.

There remain to mourn her early departure her grief-stricken husband, her children Leola, Harris, Herbert, and Jack; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harm Kuper of Ackley; one brother, Geike of Aplington; five sisters, Mrs. Walter Reed of Emmetsburg, Ia., Mrs. Emil Middlestadt of Iowa Falls, Mrs. Henry Deters of Ackley, Mrs. Arnold Fessler of Iowa Falls, and Miss Dena of Ackley, besides Folkert Kuper, Mrs. John Fessler, John Kuper and Kasper Kuper, and many other relatives and friends.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 5 May 1927, pg 1


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