Daniel De Groote (1821-1911)
DE GROOTE, MEYER, DAVENPORT, COOK, ANDERSON, JERGENS, DE SMIDT
Posted By: Karen De Groote-Johnson (email)
Date: 10/10/2001 at 23:48:05
The following obituary is from the 7 Sep 1911 Independant:
Daniel De Groote was born in Holland, Province of Zeeland on May 14, 1821, died at the home of his son, Bert in Rutland, IA, on August 28, 1911, being at the time of his death 90 years, 3 months and 14 days of age.
He came to America in 1846 and settled in Sheboygan County, Wis, and on August 23, 1852
was united in marriage to Clara Meyer, from which union twelve children were born, of which eight are still living, Mrs. W. H. Davenport or Colorado; Mrs. E. A. Cook of Rutland; George,
Dan, Charley and Bert of Rutland and vicinity; Mrs. A. M. Anderson of North Dakota and Mrs.J. C. Jergens of Colorado; a sister Mrs. De Smidt of Humboldt and a brother, Peter De Groote of Washington survive him.
In 1861 he enlisted in the army of the first Wis. Reg. Co. H, and was honorably discharged for disability July 30, 1862.
In 1865 he moved to Humboldt county, Iowa, with his family and settled on a homestead near Rutland.
Although being a member of various denominational churches, nevertheless, using his own language, he was not converted until about 1886, when he became an earnest seeker after the truth at which time the Bible became a new book and by God's grace he was enable to see the heighth, the depth and the length of the love of God that surpasseth all understanding, which constrained him to accept that blessed Christ for his Savior and Redeemer. Since that time he has been trying to walk the straight and narrow road that leads to eternal life and on the end of his course he was very thankful to the Lord that he was able to say with the Apostle,"I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith and henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge shall give at that day to all them that love his appearing."
Farewell Father, but not forever;
There will be a glorious dawn,
We shall meet to part, no never,
On that Resurrection Morn,
Though thy father's form lies silent,
On the cold and silent tomb,
Thou hast had a glorious change,
To be forever with the Lord
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the friends, who so kindly assisted us during the
sickness and the death of our beloved father, also for the floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert DeGroote,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Jergens,
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Cook,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Davenport,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DeGroote,
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. DeGroote,
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. DeGroote,
Mrs. Clara Anderson
Typed word for word by Karen De Groote-Johnson
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