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Re: Reuben Bolender

BOLENDER, BOLANDER, MEYER, EGGERT, REESE, CATHERMAN, HOFFMAN

Posted By: Sarah Thorson Little (email)
Date: 8/9/2017 at 17:42:36

In Response To: Reuben Bolender (Jingles McCormack)

I located an obituary for both Reuben Bolender and his wife for you plus some interesting family information on him and his family in Illinois. Also a link to findagrave with more names and dates of family members. His wife, Maria (Hoffman) Bolender was born either December 4, 1820 (from tombstone in Oak Wood Cemetery in Ackley) or December 5, 1821 (from obituary) and died April 17, 1889 in Ackley.

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August 15, 1818 --- July 9, 1900

DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT
R. Bolander, One of Ackley's Well known Citizens Passes Away
Died at his home in this city, Monday evening at 10 o'clock, of rose cancer, R. Bolander, aged 82 years. Deceased had been ailing for two or more years, and although of a robust constitution for one of Ills age, yet his affliction was beyond the control of physicians, and after a confinement to his bed of about three months, his soul took its flight to its eternal home.

R. Bolander was born in Union county, Pennsylvania, in the year 1818, and in 1841 with his family removed to Stephenson county, Illinois where they remained until 1867 when they came to this city and had resided here continuously since. The greater part of his life here he was engaged in the hotel business, and built and managed the old Ackley house, until it was destroyed by fire about a dozen years ago, when he retired from active business, and since then has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Meyer. During his hotel career he was considered one of the most popular landlords in the state, and his friends were numbered by his acquaintances. He was the father of thirteen children, seven of whom are living. They are: John, Dan, Sam, Frank, Mrs. Geo. Eggert, Mrs. Lizzie Meyers, of this city, and Mrs. Jake Reese, of Belmond. His wife died about eight years ago.

The funeral will take place from the home on east Main street, this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Rabing of the United Evangelical church, officiating, and the remains will be interred in the family lot in the Ackley cemetery.

Ackley World Ackley, Iowa
July 11, 1900

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December 4, 1820/December 5, 1821 ---- April 17, 1889

DIED At her home in the Revere House, at 8 o'clock last Wednesday evening, April 17, 1889, of senile gangrene, Mrs. R. Bolender, at the age of 67 years and four months. The deceased was born in Union county, Pennsylvania, December 5th, 1821, was married to Mr. Bolender in 1840, and moved to Stephenson county, Illinois, where they lived on a farm until 1867 when they came to Ackley and engaged in the hotel business. Thirteen children were born to them seven of whom survive, Mrs. Eggert, John, Daniel, Mrs. Reese, Samuel, Lizzie and Frank. The funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the remains were interred in the Ackley cemetery, after which a funeral sermon was preached in the German Evangelical church, Rev. Belzer, officiating.

Mrs. Bolender was a kind-hearted, industrious lady, and her whole life has been spent in working and caring for the interests of others. She was highly respected by all and the bereaved husband, children and relatives have the sympathy of the community in their sad affliction.

Ackley Enterprise Ackley, Iowa
April 19, 1889

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Findagrave:
https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi/%3C/httpL//trees.ancestory.com/fhs/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61166949

Bolender family article written by Carl R. Catherman:
http://www.unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org/Accounts/Page3-24.pdf

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