DIEKEN, Aaltje 1842-1920
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/28/2017 at 12:19:31
Mrs. H. Dieken of Lincoln Township Passed Away Last Thursday Morning
Mrs. H. Dieken Called in Death
The death of Mrs. H. Dieken occurred at the home of her son, J. H. Dieken, out in Lincoln township, early last Thursday morning.
The deceased was one of the early settlers of Grundy county, having been a resident here since 1875, with the exception of two years which were spent in Kansas. She was highly respected and beloved by all who knew her, and her death will be keenly felt by her relatives and large circle of friends.
Altje Dieken, nee Menten, was born in the city of Emden, Germany, November 23rd, 1842, and was united in marriage to Mr. Heije Dieken in March, 1868. The family came to America in April, 1870, settling first at Shannon, Ill., where they lived for one year, coming to Butler county in the spring of 1871. They first settled on a farm where now stands the town of Dumont, and four years later came to Grundy county. After living here a short time the family moved to Kansas, where two years were spent on a farm, but not liking the climate there they returned to Grundy county, where Mrs. Dieken continued to live until the time of her death. Mr. Dieken passed away in 1912, after which Mrs. Dieken moved to Grundy Center. About four weeks ago she went to the home of her son in Lincoln township for a brief visit, and while there was taken ill, resulting in her death on Thursday morning, April 29, 1920, at the age of 78 years and five months.
The deceased was the mother of five children, three sons and two daughters. These are Juhren, -unreadable-, Dieke, Mrs. E. E. Grotte and Mrs. J. K. Kruse, all of whom mourn the loss of their mother. She is also survived by twenty-three grandchildren.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the German Presbyterian church, and interment was made in Drake cemetery.
--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 May 1920, pg 1
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