VENENGA, Buss M. 1863-1937
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/1/2017 at 19:45:44
Large Church Filled for Bus Venenga Funeral Services
Funeral services for Bus M. Venenga were held at the Colfax Presbyterian church last Friday. The auditorium in the large church was filled with relatives and friends who came to pay their respects to a valued friend or cherished as a relative.
The services were in charge of the local pastor, Rev. George Swalve, who delivered a sermon in English. Former pastor Rev. J. E. Drake, a friend of many years of the deceased, gave a sermon in the German language. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
The pallbearers were Peter J. Meyer, Eilert J. Meyer, Harm H. Meyer, Lubbert H. Meyer, Asa Slifer and John Ohling.
Came to America in 1883
Mr. Venenga was born in Beschotenweg, Ostfriesland, Germany, Sept. 18, 1863. He came to America in 1883. After arriving in New York, he worked there for seven weeks after which he came west as far as Grundy county where he remained. On February 8, 1888, he was married to Hilkea Neessen, who survives him. Other surviving relatives are the sons, Anton and Menno, two daughters-in-law, Anna Olthoff and Anna Meyer, and seven grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Henry Schulte, died on the 8th of January of this year. Anton and Grace Lupkes, following the death of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Meint Lupkes, were reared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Venenga.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 April 1937, pg 9
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