MEINDERS, John 1899-1918
Posted By: Patricia Morehouse (email)
Date: 1/16/2006 at 13:29:47
Death Removes Seven Within A Week's Time
Many Homes In This Vicinity Have Been Saddened During the Past Few Days
Seven Deaths In Less Than Week
All of these Deaths Were Due to the Prevailing Epidemic of Influenza and Pneumonia
Five homes in which there were seven deaths have been saddened during the past week in this city and vicinity by the Death Angel. In one home--that of the Bottema family living northeast of here--there has been three deaths. All were due to pneumonia following the influenza.
John Meinders passed away at the home of his brother, near Dike, on Monday morning, November 25th, 1918, after a week's illness with pneumonia following the influenza.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Meinders, of this city. He was born at Gladbrook, Iowa, Jan. 28th, 1899, and at the time of his death was aged 19 years, 9 months and 27 days.
Five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death, and he leaves besides his parents, six brothers and two sisters, all married except a younger brother at home.
Short funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at the home, conducted by Rev. H. F. Sinning, pastor of the German Presbyterian church of this city. Interment was in the Clark cemetery west of town.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 November 1918, pg 1, 8
*Son of Harbert Theijen Meinders and Aaldertje Hinderks Spiek Meinders
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