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FREESE, John C. 1857-1916


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:10

John Freeze

John Freeze, a resident farmer of northwest Grundy died suddenly of heart failure while going about his daily duties.

Deceased was born in Stephenson county, near Forreston, Illinois in 1857.

About forty-five years ago he came, with his parents and other members of the family, to Iowa, making the trip, like many other pioneers, in an emigrant wagon. The parents purchased a homestead in Grundy county and John remained at home working on the homestead of his parents until the father's death, when he became possessor of the place.

At the age of twenty-seven he was married to Miss Annie Boyenga. To this union was born one child which died in infancy. Soon after the mother died also, and two years later he was married a second time to Miss Tanna Kannegeiter. With this wife he enjoyed sixteen years of wedded life and six children were born to them. Then the wife died, three children having preceded the mother in death, and one other, a daughter, has since died. The remaining two are married and live on farms near the early parental homestead.

Mr. Freeze was married a third time to Mrs. Paul Heetland, a widow who lived on a nearby farm with her two children. To this union were born two children, Jennie and Chris who, with the wife and mother, survive to mourn the loss of their loved one.

Deceased had two brothers, both of whom, George and Ralph, have gone before, and three sisters, all living; they are: Mrs. Janssen of this city, Mrs. Peters of Wesley, Iowa, and Mrs. Peterson of Clarice City, Minnesota.

The funeral services will be held from the Engelke church on Thursday.

Deceased had a large circle of relatives and friends who extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.

--Ackley World (Ackley, Iowa), 16 August 1916, pg 1, 8


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