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Eilers, Meint F 1875-1940


Posted By: Janet Schuldt, Volunteer (email)
Date: 6/3/2011 at 16:24:25

LeMars Globe-Post
January 22, 1940

Well Known Grant Township Resident Died Friday

Meint F. Eilers, well known resident of Grant Township, passed away Friday
at his home following a lingering sickness of over two years. He had
reached the age of 64 years, 3 months and 20 days.

Deceased was born September 29, 1875, at Harvel, Montgomery county,
Illinois. He was baptized in infancy and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
He came to Plymouth county, Iowa, in July 1897, and was united in marriage
to Minnie Borchers on June 8, 1905, at the Borchers home in Preston
township. Mr. Eilers followed the occupation of farming and after several
years they purchased the Henry Heeren farm in Grant township, where his wife
died on September 4, 1929.

On July 8, 1935, he married Carrie Meiners of Stanton township.

Surviving to mourn his passing besides his wife, are the following brothers
and sisters: G. J. Eilers, Hawarden; John H. Eilers, LeMars; G. E. Eilers,
LeMars; Mrs. Anna Schulz, Craig; Mrs. Lena Becker, LeMars; Fred E. Eilers,
Ireton; Mrs. Marie Baack, LeMars; three brothers and one sister died in
infancy and one brother, Herman D. Eilers, of Dell Rapids, S.D., preceded
him in death.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock from the
residence and at 1:30 from the Preston township Lutheran church with Rev.
Karl Fenske, pastor, officiating, and Rev. Theo. Meyer, assisting.
Pallbearers will be Wm. Johnson, Adolph Popken, Leo Reichel, Louis Kruse,
John Ludwig, and Henry Luschen.
[Another Obituary]

January 25, 1940 Thursday, Hawarden Independent, Hawarden, Sioux, Iowa, USA

Well know Plymouth County Farmer Passed Away Last Friday

Meint F. Eilers, 64, well known farmer of Grant township, Plymouth county, died last friday, January 19, 1940, following a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Lutheran church in Preston township with Rev. Carl Feneke and Rev Theo Meyers in charge

Meint Eilers was born September 29, 1875 at Harvel, Illinois, where he received his education and grew to young manhood. He came to Plymouth county in 1897 where he worked on farms and at other occupations. He was united in marriage with Miss Minnie Borchers June 8, 1905. They engaged in farming in Grant township on a farm which they purchasd and improved extensively. Mrs Eilers passed away December 4, 1929. Mr Eilers subsequently married Carrie Meiners July 8, 1935, who survives him He also leaves the following brothers and sisters. G.J. Eilers, Hawarden: John H Eilers, G. E. Eilers, Mrs Lena Becker and Mrs Marie Baack of LeMars, Fred E Eilers, Ireton and Mrs. Anna Schultz of Craig

Mr Eilers was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a faithful attendant. He was highly esteemed in the community where he lived.


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