KAMPMANN, Nicklaas 1879-1943
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/4/2017 at 17:47:56
Nick Kampman Died Friday at His Home In Aplington
Nick Kampmann died at his home in Aplington last Friday as the result of a heart ailment. He was 64 years old. He was stricken a few days before his death while on his way home in his car. He was able to stop the car before he collapsed.
Funeral services were held at one o'clock on Tuesday at the home and later at the Aplington Reformed church. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the Colfax Presbyterian church.
Mr. Kampman was a native of Eastfriesland, Germany. He came to this country in 1903. He resided on a farm near Kesley for a year, after which he came to Grundy county where he continued to farm until he moved to Aplington four years ago.
Mr. Kampman was twice married. He was married a second time about ten years ago to Mrs. Dick Meyer, who survives. Other surviving relatives are three sons. They are John and Christ, living near Kesley, and Elmer, the youngest, who is in the army and who left a short time ago for overseas service. It was the notice that was received that his son was being sent across that is believed to have helped to aggravate his weak heart condition. The one daughter, Mrs. George Meyer, resides in Aplington.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 October 1943, pg 9
Obituary Of N. Kampmann
Nicklaas Kampmann was born on the 5th day of February, 1879, at Ihlowerfehn, Eastfriesland, Germany. He was a son of Christofer and Almit Kampmann. There he was also baptized and confirmed.
In the fall of 1903 he came with some friends to America, settling near Kesley, Iowa. In the same year he went to an uncle in Missouri from where he returned in the spring of 1905 back to the vicinity of Kesley where he lived until 1939, when he retired from the farm and moved to Aplington. In the year 1910 he became a member of the Bethel Reformed church, north of Aplington, in which church he served in the capacity as Sunday school teacher. By his exchange of residence from the farm to Aplington, he had his membership transferred to the local Reformed church.
He leaves to mourn his departure his grief-stricken wife; three sons, Christoffer and John of Kesley and Elmer who is in the armed forces of our country on foreign soil; one daughter, Katie, Mrs. George Meyer of Aplington; seven grandchildren; five brothers, Albert, William, Frederick and George, all of Butler county, one brother, Elme, in Germany; one sister, Mrs. William Eilers of Allison. Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 October 1943, pg 9
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