Penning, Mrs. E.D. (Wubka) 1845-1933
Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 3/29/2007 at 16:19:11
From the LeMars Sentinel, August 18 or 22, 1933:
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. PENNING
WELL KNOWN PIONEER OF SENEY VICINITY DIES FROM INFIRMITIES OF AGE
Death claimed Mrs. E. Penning, well known pioneer resident of Plymouth county at the home of her son, Will Penning, half a mile north of town, Thursday morning. Death was due to infirmities of age. She was 88 years of age.
Mrs. Penning enjoyed excellent health to within a few days of her death.
Wubbka (spelled "Wubka" on her headstone) Winkel was born in Germany February 10, 1845, and came to this country in girlhood days, later inducing other members of her family to come to America.
She was united in marriage with E. D. Penning May 8, 1873, at Freeport, Ill., and they farmed near Freeport for sometime before coming to LeMars. They located on a farm in Fredonia township where they farmed successfully for many years and later moved to a farm nearer to Seney. Eight children were born to them: Mrs. I . L. Demaray of Mitchell, S.D.; Albert Penning, Mrs. F. B. Rees, and Will Penning, of LeMars; Henry Penning of Pipestone, Minn.; a step daughter, Mrs. Charles Penticoff, of Pipestone, Minn.; and one son, Ike Bloom Penning by her first marriage.
Three children preceded her in death; Jeanette (spelled "Janette" on her headstone), Lyman and John. There are twenty-five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Two grandchildren and one great grand child preceded her in death.
In early life Mrs. Penning joined the Presbyterian church and was a life-long member of that denomination. She was a devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor, and friend, always lending a helping hand and esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral services will be in the Seney church at two o’clock Saturday afternoon. A short service will be held at the home at 1:30.
[Date of death was 17 Aug 1933]
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