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VENENGA, Maria 1855-1949


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/23/2017 at 09:17:19

Mrs. F. Venenga Dies at Age of 94 Years

Mrs. Franz Venenga, longtime resident of Holland, died at her home here Thursday evening, Nov. 17. Death was due to old age.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Engelkes Funeral Home in Grundy Center, followed by services at the Colfax Center Presbyterian church. Burial was in the cemetery at Holland.

Mrs. Franz Venenga (nee Maria Koers) was born in Germany, October 25, 1855. At the time of her death she was aged 94 years and 22 days.

She came to Illinois when a young woman and was married to Franz Venenga, March 30, 1883, at Forreston, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Venenga came to Holland in 1889. They moved to Sibley, Iowa, in 1893, returning to Holland in 1909. The husband died May 16, 1938.

Surviving are six children: Otto Venenga, Worthington, Minn.; Mrs. Harm Jaspers, Wellsburg; Mrs. John Bettenga, Holland; Harm Venenga, Grundy Center; Mrs. Tom Dreesman, Holland; and Frank Venenga, Grundy Center; 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 November 1949, pg 14


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