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DeZeeuw, Jan 1844-1914


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 4/14/2021 at 16:03:53

DeZeeuw, Jan born 1844 died 25 March 1914 Sioux Center, IA

Sioux Center Nieuwsblad of Apr 1, 1914
Obituary message
Wednesday evening, March 25, Zach quietly sleeping in his Savior, Jan De Zeeuw, in the late age of 70 years, leaving a sorrowful widow, 10 children, all adults and some married, two brothers and one sister. Born in the Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, he moved with his parents as a youth to Pella IA in 1870 and in 1871 to Sioux County, where the family settled near Middleburg. He was therefore one of the pioneers. In 1876 he married Driesje Sneller, who now survives him with her children. First at Alton, they have lived under Sioux Center for the last 29 years and were members of First Ref. Church. From childhood the deceased brother feared the Lord and desired to serve Him. This he also sought to do, but sometimes complained about the imperfection of that service. For twenty years he has served the church as a faithful servant and able old man. He sought to win all to Jesus Christ and enticed them with the loveliness and excellency of the Lord's service which himself felt. He was given a steadfast confidence. He knew in whom he believed.
In his own household he was a fearful husband and father, held in high esteem and tenderly loved. Last fall he suffered a stroke. Family then feared that he was going to die. However, the hope of recovery began to revive a little later. It was not realized, in all his suffering this was his consolation: The Lord is near to the soul that sighs to Him. He comforts the heart that flees to Him weeping.
He now rests from his labors, and his weeks follow with him. By his faith he still speaks after he has died.
The neighbors, friends and all relations are kindly thanked for all the expressions of sympathy and assistance during his illness, death and funeral.
On behalf of the family and at their request, F. Lubbers

Research note: From a family history on ancestry (by others) Jan De Zeeuw was born 15 Apr 1844 Ridderkerk Zuid Holland Netherlands died 25 Mar 1914 Sioux Center, IA. He was the son of Pleun De Zeeuw 1812-1899 and Elisabeth De Haan 1815-1893, He was married to Driesje Sneller born 18 Jan 1852 Elburg Gelderland Netherlands and died 1 Jan 1936 Sioux Center IA. She was the daughter of Rijk Egbertz Sneller 1816-1888 and Maatje Juffers 1825-1904. They were married 1876. They had the following children Pleun 1876, Maatje Martha 1878, Richard 1880, Elizabeth 1881, Peter 1883, John Arie 1887, Gertrude 1889, Pearl 1891, Annie 1893 and Andrew 1895.


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