BERGMAN, Jacob J. 1868-1944
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Date: 1/9/2017 at 17:23:56
Jacob J. Bergman Dies at Stout Wednesday Night
Jacob J. Bergman died at eight o'clock last Wednesday evening at his home in Stout following an illness that started when he suffered a stroke on the 21st of last May. He never recovered from the stroke and was bedfast ever since. He had never been sick a day prior to the time that he was stricken. An attack of the flu a few weeks ago hastened the end. He was 75 years old. He had resided in Grundy county continually during the past 55 years.
Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon and later in the Reformed church at Stout. The services were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. W. J. Heyenga, assisted by Rev. John M. Klosterboer from Reading, Minn. Burial was in the family lot in the cemetery at Stout. Nephews of the deceased were pallbearers.
Was Native of Germany
Mr. Bergman was born in Eastfriesland, Germany. He was 75 years, 3 months and 3 days old at the time of his death. At the age of 20, he in company with Sweer Jurgens came to America and to Grundy county. Both of the young men secured employment on Grundy county farms and both a few years later became farm operators themselves.
Would Have Been Married 50 Years March 8th
Fifty years ago on March 8th of this year Jacob Bergman and Miss Sadie Meester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Meester, were married. They began housekeeping on a farm a mile east of Fern. They lived there eight years. After that time they bought a 310-acresfarm of their own, 2 miles north and 2 miles east of Stout. They lived there continually until two years ago, when they completed a new home in Stout and they had been living there in retirement since.
13 Children in Family
Mr. and Mrs. Bergman became the parents of 13 children. Ten of the children, together with the mother are living. Of the living children, six are sons and four are daughters. The sons are Jake M., Joe, Hillerd, George, Andrew and Theodore, all of Grundy county. The daughters are Mrs. Chas. Nevenhoven, who with her family live on the home place, Mrs. Will Dreesman of New Hartford, Rose and Hannah are at home.
Relatives and friends from a distance who were here at the funeral service were Mr. and Mrs. George Aggen, Spirit Lake; Claas Hendricks, Rudolf Klosterboer, John Meester, Joe and Enoch Bergman, Joe Smoke and Mr. and Mrs. Eidenberg, all from Ellsworth, Minn.; Rev. John Klosterboer, Reading, Minn.; Harry Klosterboer and son Henry, Ash Creek, Minn.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 9 March 1944, pg 10
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