VANDERWERF, Casjen 1862-1915
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Date: 1/22/2017 at 09:46:10
C. Vanderwerf Dies
Buried Wednesday In St. Peter's Cemetery
Funeral Attended by a Large Number of People--Longtime Resident of German Township
Casjen Vanderwerf, who died at the Deaconess hospital at Marshalltown, at 9:30 last Saturday night, of embolism of the heart, was buried at the St. Peter's Evangelical Luth- November 24th.
Mr. Vanderwerf was a boy of 17 when he settled at Ackley 57 years ago, and had grown to manhood and married in the community in which he lived at the time of his death. He was a man whose character drew the esteem and friendship of his fellows and many came to pay their last respects to his memory.
The services at the church were attended by one of the largest crowds ever seen at a funeral in this section, and a large number were unable to gain entrance to the building.
Rev. Mueller, pastor of the church, preached a most impressive sermon on this occasion. He spoke feelingly of the fact that the departed had been a member of the church, was a hard worker, being an elder, and a devout and earnest member at all times for the interest of the church. He stated that the members would miss his wise, friendly counsel in their deliberations.
After being confined to his bed for about two weeks, Caspen Vanderwerf passed away at the Deaconess Hospital at Marshalltown Saturday evening.
He suffered from cancer in the stomach for some time, but a heart stroke caused death to come suddenly.
Mr. Vanderwerf was a loving husband and father and as a neighbor he was always ready to help when needed. He was an active member of the church where he was a deacon. He will be greatly missed by his bereaved family and a large circle of friends.
Mr. Vanderwerf was born in Ginoldt, Ostfriesland, May 20th, 1862, and died November 20th, 1915, at the age of 53 years. He was united in marriage to Siemtja Lindaman February 27th, 1890, and to this union were born ten children, all surviving him. They are Mrs. John Boleman, of German township, and Mary, Willie, Ida, Peter, John, Anna, Etjadena and Caspen and Suzella.
The funeral took place Wednesday, November 24th, with Rev. H. E. Muller conducting the services. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, ten children, two sisters, two brothers, and a large circle of friends.--Contributed
The pall bearers were the Lindaman brothers, six of them. They were: William Lindaman, Henry Lindaman, Hericus Lindaman, Ben Lindaman, John Lindaman and Jacob Lindaman.
The floral offerings were many in number and among them was one piece from the Modern Woodmen of America, of which lodge Mr. Vanderwerf was a member.
Among the relatives present besides the immediate family were:
Simon Vanderwerf, a brother, of Monroe, S.D.
Mrs. Ida Johns, a sister.
Mr. and Mrs. John Boekof, of Monroe, S.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bleeker, of Ackley.
Mrs. Rev. Jerry Johnson, of St. Louis.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Flessa, of Ackley.
Mrs. Heye Wessels, of Ackley.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lindaman, of Pleasant Valley.
Wilkie Vanderwerf, of Cleves.
Mrs. H. A. Schmitt, of Eldora.
John W. Lindaman, of Sibley.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 December 1915, pg 7
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