GOLDHORN, Anke 1854-1912
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Date: 3/13/2017 at 08:33:02
Death Of Beaver Township Woman
Mrs. John Goldhorn died at her home in Beaver township about two o'clock Saturday morning. She was sick about twelve weeks and her ailment came from a tumorous condition in the abdomen. The attending physician did not advise an operation as he believed it could do no good but the family insisted and an operation was performed Friday morning.
Mrs. Goldhorn was 54 years old. She had no children but since her marriage to Mr. Goldhorn some eighteen years ago she was all that a mother could be to the children of her adoption.
Funeral services were held at the Siemsen church west of Fern and there was a very large attendance.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 April 1912, pg 1
Anke Goldhorn, nee Roelfs, the subject of this sketch was born Dec. 21, 1854 in Manslagt, Ostfriesland, Germany and died at her home one and a half mile northeast of Fern on April 6th, 1912.
The deceased had been in poor health for the past year or more. During the last three months she gradually grew worse and during most of this period of time, she endured great sufferings, all that medical skill and loving hands could do was done but in spite of all they proved fruitless. On last Friday she underwent an operation for a tumorous condition which had formed in her abdomen. The attending physician however did not favor an operation for fear that it would not be of any benefit, but the family insisted and an operation was performed Friday morning. After the operation she rallied for a short time but suffered great pain, and finally, shortly after midnight her soul took its flight to the great beyond.
In the year of 1895 the deceased accompanied by her father came to America and made their home with her brother H. P. Roelfs then residing in Butler county. Her father departed this life a little more than a year ago.
In the spring of 1898 she was united in marriage to John Goldhorn and has since made Beaver township as her home. No children were born to this union. Mr. Goldhorn having four children by a former marriage. She was all that a mother could be to the children of her adoption. The deceased attained the age of 57 years, 3 months and 15 days. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss, one brother, H. P. Roelfs of Renville, Minnesota, and four step-children, Arend, Hilka, Bertha and Dena, all at home. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Reformed church west of Fern, her pastor Rev. Siemsen conducting the services. Forty-five teams followed the remains to its last resting place in the family lot adjoining the church.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 April 1912, pg 8
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