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MILLER, Hemkea 1873-1943


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/9/2017 at 16:30:25

Mrs. K. Miller Died Friday At Hospital

Mrs. Koert Miller, for many years a resident of Beaver township, died Friday at Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo following an operation. She had been ill only a short time.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock at the home of the deceased and later at the Reformed church. The remains were laid to rest in the family lot of the church's cemetery. Rev. W. J. Heyenga officiated.

Mrs. Hemkea Miller was born November 20, 1873, at Petkum, Eastfriesland, Germany. At the age of twenty years she came to the United States, coming to Grundy county, Iowa. This was in 1894. On October 12, 1897, she was married to Koert Miller. To this union were born ten children, 8 daughters and two sons. The names of the children are: Alice, of Stout; Mrs. Harm Rademaker and Mrs. Jake Peters, both of Stout; Mrs. Peter Sorensen, Cedar Falls; Mrs. William Grimm, Waterloo; Mrs. Earl Young, Shell Rock; Koert of Baltimore, Maryland; Oscar, in the army, Fort Knox, Ky.; Carrie, of Waterloo. One daughter died in infancy. Besides these, there are three stepdaughters: Mrs. Pothast of Alta Vista, Iowa; Mrs. Andrew Krueger, of Ackley; Mrs. Rikus Seehusen of Grundy Center.

In 1916 the family left the farm and moved to Stout, where the deceased lived up to the time of her departure, with the exception of the last five weeks, during which time she made her home with her daughter Jessie, Mrs. Earl Young, on account of Oscar being called into the army.

Mrs. Miller became ill and was taken to Allen Memorial hospital at Waterloo, Jan. 13. Six days previous to her death she submitted to an operation because of an abdominal abscess. She passed away Jan. 22, 1943, reaching the age of 69 years, 2 months and 2 days.

She leaves to mourn the surviving children, 10 grandchildren and 21 step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Andrew Arenholz; 2 brothers, Hemke Meyer of near Stout and Hempe Meyer of Wilmont, Minn., besides other relatives and friends.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 January 1943, pg 10


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