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POPPEN, Antje 1835-1908


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/6/2017 at 22:02:06

Death of Mrs. Adam Poppen

Mrs. Adam Poppen died at the home of her son Henry at DeSmet, S.D., Wednesday, Feb. 26th after having been sick two weeks with bronchial pneumonia. The remains were sent to Holland and reached here Saturday night. A large number of old friends were at the depot when the remains accompanied by relatives arrived. The body was taken to the home of H. A. Siefken. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Schafer and Rev. Muegge were held at the Schafer church Monday and the remains were laid in the Schafer church cemetery.

Mrs. Poppen was born in Tergast, Germany, Oct. 19th, 1835. In 1855 she came to this country and located at Forreston, Ill. A year later she was married to Adam Poppen. Mr. and Mrs. Poppen lived in Illinois until 188? when they came to Grundy county. Here the husband died a year later. In 1896 Mrs. Poppen moved to Sibley where she since made her home with her children. She was in South Dakota on a visit when she was taken sick.

Mrs. Poppen was the mother of fourteen children. Five of these are dead and nine are living. The living are Miss Anna Poppen of Colfax township, Henry A. Poppen of DeSmet, S.D., Mrs. John Groeneweld of Sibley, Mrs. Jacob Krull, Sibley, Mrs. John Betten, Ackley, P. A. Poppen, Sibley, Mrs. H. A. Siefken, Holland, Mrs. Ebbenga, DeSmet, S.D. and Mrs. R. H. Doeden of Watertown, S.D. All of the children excepting the latter two were here at the funeral. Those who were not here were kept away on account of sickness.

Aside from this large family of which Mrs. Poppen was an indulgent and helpful mother she is survived by thirty-nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral services were very largely attended because the deceased and her family are held in very high regard by all who know them.

--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 March 1908, pg 3


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