GROEN, Jacob 1853-1938
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/5/2017 at 08:04:05
Funeral Services For Jacob Groen Will Be Friday Afternoon
Funeral services for Jacob Groen will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harm VanHauen, in Pleasant Valley township at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon and later at the Linneman church west of Fern.
Mr. Groen, who was a long time resident in the north part of Grundy county, died Tuesday. He had been making his home with his daughter the past few months.
Mr. Groen's obituary will be published in the next issue of The Register.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 July 1938, pg 1
Jacob Groen was born in Holt Huser-Hide, Amt Weener, Ostfriesland, Germany, on Oct. 14, 1853. He married on April 22, 1880. This union was blessed with seven children, of whom one daughter died in infancy, and another married daughter a year ago.
They came to America in the year 1881, and settled at Baileyville, Ill., and five years later moved to Ackley, Iowa, and two years later to Parkersburg. On March 15, 1902, his wife died.
He moved to Aplington in 1915. On Jan. 6th, the same year, he was married to Mrs. Henry Dieters, who also preceded him in death on Mar. 5, 1933. He leaves to mourn two sons, Chris and Lewis Groen of Chatfield, Minn., and three daughters, Mrs. Jennie Goldhorn of Parkersburg, Mrs. Lena Peters of Grundy Center, and Mrs. Pearl VanHauen of Parkersburg; also 22 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; and one brother in Germany.
He died July 5, 1938, reaching the age of 84 years, 8 months and 22 days.
A few months ago, when he began ailing, he made his home at his daughter, Mrs. Harm VanHauen, where he was tenderly cared for, loving hands did all they could to relieve his suffering.
Mr. and Mrs. Groen joined the Pleasant Valley Reformed church on June 2, 1895.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon with the pastor Rev. A. Linneman, in charge. Two duets were sung by Misses Johanna and Kiva Engelkes, accompanied by Mrs. Tamme Tammen at the piano. Selections used were "Under His Wings" and "Going Down the Valley, One by One." Pallbearers were six grandsons. Interment was in Pleasant Valley Reformed cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 July 1938, pg 12
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