SNITTJER, Joe D. 1865-1945
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Date: 3/27/2017 at 21:03:46
Joe D. Snittjer Died Sunday of Heart Ailment
Joe D. Snittjer, a long time resident of Wellsburg, died Sunday, Feb. 11, at his home of a heart ailment at the age of 79 years. He had been in usual health until the past few weeks.
He was born July 16, 1865 in Germany and came to this country when a young man. He was engaged in farming for many years on the home place five miles east of Wellsburg. In 1929 he moved to Wellsburg where the home was maintained up to the time of his death. Mr. Snittjer was of a fine christian character and will be sorely missed by his friends. He served as elder in the Colfax Presbyterian church for many years.
He was united in marriage with Mrs. Margaret Siefken Snittjer Nov. 8, 1929 and they have lived in the home place in Wellsburg since that date. Besides the wife he is survived by his aged sister, Mrs. Wm. Getting of Holland.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 14 at one o'clock at the home and later at the Colfax Presbyterian church. The Rev. Geo. Swalve, pastor of the church was in charge of the services. Interment was in the church cemetery. Casketbearers were J. H. Dieken, Harm Groote, John J. Kruse, George Knock, P. H. Knock, D. D. Dieken. Music was furnished by a male quartet, Samuel Rust, Klaus Kruger, Alvin Smit, Charles Harberts; Mae Engelkes, accompanist and Mrs. Max Belz, organist.
--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 14 February 1945, pg 1
Joe Snittjer Dies After A Short Illness
Joe Snittjer died at his home in Wellsburg at one o'clock Sunday afternoon from a heart ailment. While he had been in failing health a few months, he was confined to his home only a few weeks before his death. Had he lived until next July he would have been 80 years old.
Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon and later at the Colfax Center church where he for many years had been a member and where he served as an elder for several years. The services were conducted by Rev. Geo. Swalve, pastor of the church. Burial was in the family lot in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Was Native of Germany
Mr. Snittjer was a native of Germany. When he was five years old he came with his family to this country. They located on a farm near Forreston, Ill., where they resided for five years, after which the family came to Grundy county and purchased a farm in Colfax township which became their home. Mr. Snittjer lived on that farm until he came to Wellsburg 15 years ago.
On Nov. 9, 1929, Mr. Snittjer married his brother Dan's widow and they made their home in Wellsburg continually.
Surviving are his wife and one sister, Mrs. Will Getting of Colfax township.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 February 1945, pg 9
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