PRUISNER, Meene 1840-1908
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Date: 1/17/2017 at 09:05:06
Mene Pruisner, the subject of this sketch was born near Emden, Ostfriesland, July 4, 1840 and died at his home in Parkersburg, Feb. 20, 1908, after a short illness of pneumonia at the age of sixty-seven years, seven months and sixteen days.
In the year 1870 he was united in marriage with Jennie Fiist. This union was blessed with ten children, three of them having died in youth. Two sons and five daughters now survive the father.
In the year of 1883 he was converted and after receiving the sacrament of holy baptism joined the German Baptist church at Buck Grove, of which he was a faithful member until the time of his death.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. John Miller, of Parkersburg, were held at the Baptist church at Buck Grove, Monday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church. The deceased leaves to mourn his loss a wife, two sons, Hillert and Enne, five daughters, Mrs. John Huting, Mrs. Herman Brandt, Mrs. Dan Huting and Hiska and Minnie at home. Also one brother, John Pruisner, of Lincoln township, and a large number of other relatives and friends, all of whom were present at the funeral, with the exception of one daughter, Mrs. Dan Huting, who was unable to be present owing to sickness, and from who's bedside word was sent to the funeral procession when enroute from Parkersburg to Buck Grove, stating that she was very low with lung fever and that her recovery was feared.
Mr. Pruisner was up to Dec. 10, 1907, a resident of this township. Since that time he resided in Parkersburg, where he had purchased a home sometime during the fall.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 February 1908, pg 4
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