WALTERMAN, Katie 1839-1918
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/8/2017 at 18:30:37
Miss Katie Hessenius was born in Friesmeer, Germany, Feb. 25, 1839 where she remained till after her marriage to Klaas Walterman Sr. in 1873. They came to America, settling near Freeport, Ill. Two years later they came to Grundy county and purchased their old farm now tenanted by their youngest son, which place was their home for a good many years. They moved to Lyon county, Iowa and remained there 7 years and then moved back to their old home farm one mile southeast of town. Four years ago they built a fine home in this village and moved to town that the Mrs. Walterman might be nearer church and reap the reward for her labors on the farm. The last two years she had not been very well but her children and a niece cared for her very tenderly and she remained with them till Sunday morning when she fell asleep in Jesus her blessed Savior, which she learned to love and serve so many years. The writer has been in the home a good many times and often found her reading her Bible which was very dear to her. Mrs. W. leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, Klass Walterman Sr., and six children, five sons and one daughter, they are, Henry Walterman of Kenneth and George Walterman of Dexter, Minn. Neils Waterman of New Hartford, C. C., K. C. and Grace Walterman of Stout, one daughter dying eleven days after they arrived in America and Mrs. Harry Wiltfang who died one year ago. Mrs. Walterman was a good mother, wife and neighbor. The funeral was held from the home Wednesday at one o'clock u.m., thence at the German Reform church which she was a member, Rev. Fred Reeverts preaching the funeral sermon and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at this place.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 June 1918, pg 6
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