ROTGERS, Jan 1854-1923
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Date: 1/4/2017 at 10:47:02
Jan Rotgers was born April 22, 1854, in Wiebelson, Germany, and died June 16, 1923, in the hospital at Hampton, Iowa.
Mr. Rotgers was united in marriage with Hiske Geiken in 1880, and in 1889, he and his family came to America, locating near Ackley, and later in Ackley, where the family lived for a number of years. He was the father of ten children of whom all but one (who died in infancy) live today to mourn the father's death.
Deceased was a man of quiet and industrious habits; a man of a firm faith and devotion, a member of the West Friesland Presbyterian church, and an attendant at St. John's Evangelical church.
His death was caused by a complicated intestinal trouble. He leaves to mourn his death his bereaved wife and nine children, Rotger, Mrs. J. Shugar, Engelhart, Katie, Dick, Mrs. F. Pohlman, Ruth, Edyth and Hattie. Besides these there are seventeen grandchildren, one brother and sister, the latter two being in Germany.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the residence by Rev. E. Seybold; thence the funeral cortege proceeded to the church three miles east of Ackley. Rev. Johnson preached the German sermon, while Rev. Seybold spoke briefly in English.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 28 June 1923, pg 11
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