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POPPEN, Anna 1857-1939


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/6/2017 at 21:38:50

Mrs. Goke Poppen Dies Thursday From Pneumonia

Mrs. Goke Poppen died at her home in Colfax township about two o'clock Thursday morning. She had been sick about a week with double pneumonia. Her condition grew more serious rapidly and the last few days there was little hope of recovery.

Mrs. Poppen was 82 years old on the 22nd of last month. As had been the custom for several years, members of the family gathered at her home to observe her birthday. Mrs. Poppen was in good health at that time.

While she was a native of Illinois, Mrs. Poppen spent the largest portion of her lifetime in Grundy county on a farm in Colfax township. There are but few in this community left who resided here when Mrs. Poppen first came to Grundy county.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Reformed church two miles west of Fern. The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Linnemann. Burial was by the side of the husband in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Anna Dorthea Poppen, nee Poppen, was born on Feb. 22nd, 1857, at Forreston, Ill. March 8th, 1875, she was united in marriage with Goke Poppen, and soon after their marriage they moved to Ackley, Iowa, where they lived for 6 months, and then moved to their own farm near Holland, where they experienced joys, and sorrows, and hard work. In the year 1911 they retired from the farm.

The oldest son died at the age of 5 years, and 8 years ago her husband preceded her in death. About ten days ago Mrs. Poppen took sick with double pneumonia, and due to her advanced age, she could not resist the hard attack, and on March 9, 1939, at 2 a.m., she passed peacefully away to her heavenly home, reaching the age of 82 years, and 15 days.

She leaves to mourn five children, three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Will Kessler, Mrs. Ben Sonnenberg of Holland, and Mrs. John Arends of Stout, Adam of Holland, and Rev. Otto Poppen of Belmond, Iowa, and one adopted daughter, Mrs. Theo. Kline of Grundy Center, and one brother, Poppe Poppen of Sibley, Ia., and three sisters, Mrs. John Betten of Aplington; Mrs. Henry Siefken of Holland, and Mrs. R. H. Doeden of Peedmont, S.D.; also 27 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends.

On Jan. 28, 1890, Mr. and Mrs. Poppen were taken in as members of the Pleasant Valley Reformed church, and since then were active members of the church. Her husband served in the consistory for 30 years, as deacon and elder, and in her younger days she was also an active members of the Ladies' Aid.

Our loss is her gain. May she rest in peace.

Relatives from a distance in attendance at the funeral services were P. A. Poppen and Henry Sibley of Sibley, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Poppen and daughter Mary, Mrs. Otto Poppen, DeSmet, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. John Sprang, Willow Lake, S.D.; Jacob Krull, Watertown, S. Dakota; Mrs. Geo. Icamp, Cochrane, Wis.; Mrs. August Raske, Alma, Wis.; Mr. Aeilt Rieken, Belmond, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Goemann and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goemann, all of Belmond; Mr. and Mrs. Hico Mennenga, Belmond; Rev. and Mrs. Johann Schmidt, Chapin, Iowa; Mrs. Anna Genandt, Forreston, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arends, Mrs. Bert Niemeyer, Geneva; Mr. and Mrs. Adam Siefken, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Betten, Ackley; Gus Siefken, Bristow; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. Sonnenberg, Titonka.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 March 1939, pg 9


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