PETERSEN, Herman 1866-1951
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Date: 1/9/2017 at 20:09:48
J. H. "Herman" Petersen died at his home in Stout last Wednesday evening from old age and complications. He had been in failing health two years. He was 85 years old, having been born January 22, 1866, in Germany. He came to this country with his parents when he was about two years old. The family first located near Ackley, moving to a Grundy county farm shortly thereafter.
On March 7, 1892, J. H. Petersen and Jessie Wickers were married. They lived on a Beaver township farm until 1924 when they moved to the town of Stout.
The deceased served the Reformed church in Stout as a deacon for many years, and he also was janitor of the church more than 20 years.
Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Henry VanEllen and Mrs. Fred Bruns, Parkersburg, and Ella, who is at home. There are three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Other surviving relatives are three brothers Charles H., Grundy Center; Ubbie G., Grundy Center; and Henry P., Cedar Falls; and one sister, Mrs. John Groenewold of Rushmore, Minn. He was preceded in death by one daughter, three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were at the home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and later at the Reformed church in Stout. Burial was in the Stout cemetery. Rev. W. J. Heyenga officiated at the services.
Casketbearers were H. F. Wiltfang, John D. Harberts, Calvin Clauson, Clarence Meester, Andrew Bergman and Jacob C. Meester.
Those coming from a distance to attend the funeral service were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Groenewold and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Gronewold, Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Groenewold, Mr. and Mrs. George Janshen, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Groenewold, Mr. and Mrs. Ubbie J. Gronewold, Mr. and Mrs. Herman J. Groenewold and Mrs. Kate Gronewald, all of Rushmore, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ubbie D. Groenewold and Mr. and Mrs. John Groenewold of Sibley; Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson of Rock Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. John Bruns of Alden.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 October 1951, pg 7
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