MULLER, Henriette 1842-1917
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Date: 1/21/2017 at 12:22:14
Death Of An Old Resident
Mrs. E. Mueller Passed Away at Home Monday Evening, Nov. 26
Mrs. Henrietta Mueller, nee Siefkes, passed away at her home at Ackley, Iowa, Monday evening, November 26, 1917, at the age of seventy-five years and twenty-four days.
Mrs. Mueller was born the second of November, 1842, in Stickhausen, East Friesland, Germany. She received the rites of confirmation March 28, 1858, in her native village, emigrated to the United States of America in 1871, and was married to Eilard A. Mueller, March 2, 1872, near Ackley. The young couple began farming in Grundy county where they had a continuous residence during their married life until they retired, moving to Ackley, in 1905, to enjoy the comforts of rest and quiet in their old age. They purchased a home in south Ackley, now owned by Fred Heffelmeier, but after the death of Mr. Mueller some years later, in 1911, Mrs. Mueller sold the place and purchased a home on State street where she resided with her daughter, Maggie, until the time of her death. She had been in declining health for a time, but as she was always about her usual employments, no one deemed her case serious. She was taken sick with heart trouble and passed away Monday afternoon, at 5:30 o'clock, after an illness of one week.
There were nine children born to Mr. and Mrs. Mueller of whom two died in infancy. Those who survive are, Aeilt Mueller of Chapin, and Mrs. Henry Osterland, John, Herman, Heilko, Margaret and Will, all of Ackley; all married except Miss Margaret, at home. There are twenty grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 12:30 at the home and at 1:00 o'clock at St. John's Evangelical church, Rev. E. Seybold conducting the service. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the Lutheran church in Grundy county, seven miles southeast of Ackley, beside her husband and two children.
Mr. and Mrs. Mueller were classed among the well-to-do farmers of German township, Grundy county, who by years of earnest toil secured a competence and reared a family of children all possessed of honor and integrity. They have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their bereavement.
--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 6 December 1917, pg 2
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