MEYER, Tonjes 1869-1951
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Date: 3/19/2017 at 20:18:11
Obituary Tonjes Meyer
Tonjes Meyer was born Nov. 10, 1869, in Germany, the son of Lambert Meyer and his wife, Anna Rabenberg.
During his infancy he was brought to Holy Baptism in the Lutheran Church in Germany, thereby becoming a child of God and an heir of the Heavenly Kingdom.
In his tenth year the family moved to the U.S., locating on a farm near Holland in Grundy county. Most of his life was spent in and around Holland. It was there that he received his education both in secular matters as well in the truth that leads to eternal life. After instruction in catechism and Bible history, the young man was confirmed in the Christian faith in the Lutheran church in Holland.
On Feb. 28, 1894, the deceased was united in Holy matrimony to Miss Weatska Heerts of Grundy county. This union was blessed with four daughters. One daughter preceded the father in death as an infant. This past February he was privileged to observe his 57th wedding anniversary.
Mr. Meyer was a farmer all of his life in Grundy county and followed his calling faithfully until about 13 years ago when he retired and spent the rest of his life living on the home place.
At the time of his death Mr. Meyer was a member of St. John's Lutheran church at Wellsburg. The last service that his health permitted him to attend was the dedication of the new parsonage last fall. Mr. Meyer received the sacrament of Holy Communion only a week prior to his death.
His death is mourned by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Menno Venenga, Wellsburg, Mrs. Clarence Getting and Mrs. Wilbur Rust of Holland; one sister, Mrs. John Frerichs, Holland; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Wort Meyer of Ackley, 8 grandchildren; two persons raised by the Meyer family--Mrs. Frieda Kannegeiter of Ackley and David Taffinder of Wellsburg, and many relatives and friends.
Mr. Meyer died Tuesday, July 10, at the age of 81 years and 8 months. Services were held Saturday at 1 o'clock at the home and later at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church. Rev. Dean Kasischke officiated. Music was provided by Samuel Rust, Vernice Smit and a women's chorus. Mrs. Samuel Rust and Mrs. Edw. Schoolman had charge of the flowers.
Casketbearers were Lambert, Lammert, Tom, Milf, Harm and Amos Meyer. Burial was in the Holland cemetery.
Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the funeral service were Mr. and Mrs. Amos Meyer and sons, Harris, Harm Meyer, Worthington, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Frerichs, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Meyer, Bradford; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Raisch, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Meyer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Venenga, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berkley, all of Hampton; Mrs. Frieda Kannegeiter, Ackley; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Graves, Dike; Mr. and Mrs. John Rabenberg, Grundy Center; Mrs. John Heerts, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Heerts, Stout; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McNabb, Manchester; Mr. and Mrs. H. Dix, Independence; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heerts, New Hartford.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 July 1951, pg 16
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