MEYER, Herman 1875-1941
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Date: 3/9/2017 at 09:39:53
Herman Meyer Dies Sunday Following Stroke
Herman Meyer died at his home in Beaver township Sunday morning following a stroke of paralysis a little over a week before which disabled his right side entirely and deprived him to speech. He remained in a helpless condition from the time the stroke came early in the morning until the end on Sunday. There seemed little hope for him from the time he was stricken.
Prior to the stroke, Mr. Meyer was apparently in good health.
Funeral services were held at the home early Wednesday afternoon and later at the Reformed church west of Fern with the local pastor, Rev. A. Linnemann, officiating. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Was Native of Germany
Mr. Meyer was a native of Germany. He came to this country with his older brother, Deddo, 45 years ago. Herman was 20 years old at the time. They came to Grundy county and received employment on a Grundy county farm. Except for a period of five years, he spent the past 45 years of his life on Grundy county farms.
Mr. Meyer was born in Vermer, Germany, April 10, 1875. His first job on a farm after coming to this county was in Colfax township. He was employed as a hired man until he was married to Miss Reka Lindaman in 1900. The couple began housekeeping on a Grundy county farm immediately following their marriage. About 15 years later they moved to South Dakota where they farmed five years, after which they returned to a Grundy county farm and remained there continually. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer had intended retiring from the farm next year.
Surviving are the widow, three sons and four daughters. The sons are Eldrich H., Parkersburg; Onno and Herman Jr. who are at home; Anna (Mrs. George Krull), Fern; Hannah (Mrs. Jack Powell), Mason City; Tillie (Mrs. Herman Schurman), Ackley; and Reka (Mrs. Henry Groenewald), Colfax township.
Aside from these relatives, one brother, Deddo, residing at Holland survives and three sisters who live in Germany.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 April 1941, pg 12
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