BEENKEN, Lutjen G. 1849-1921
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/18/2017 at 13:44:31
Obituary of L. G. Beenken
Mr. L. G. Beenken, one of Grundy county's pioneer residents, passed away at his home in Holland, this county, April 4th, 1921, aged 71 years, 10 months and 3 days.
Deceased was born in Germany, June 1, 1849. He was married to Kathrine E. Marks, Sept. 27, 1873. Mrs. Beenken passed away three years ago last November. Seven children were born to this union. The eldest son, Gerhard, died eight years ago. The living children are Ludwig, Mrs. David Zingg, Luitjen, Henry, Mrs. John Walbaum and Herman. There are also twenty-nine grandchildren, four sisters and one brother living.
In 1870-71 Mr. Beenken was a member of the German army. In 1884 the family came to America and located in Grundy county where they have since resided.
Their first home was in Grundy Center, but for the past seventeen years the family resided at Holland.
We have lost our darling father,
He has bid us all adieu;
He has gone to live in heaven
And his form is lost to view.
Oh, that dear one, how we love him
Oh how hard to give him up,
But an angel came down for him
And removed him from our flock.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 April 1921, pg 1
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