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  1. Obituary for Mrs. Kate Vander Schaaf.
    [Mrs. Kate Vander Schaaf, 66, passed away at the De Bey hospital Friday, August 5, from complications following an appendix operation.

    Mrs. Vander Schaaf, nee Kate De Graaf, was born at Ackley and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Foppe De Graaf, long time residents of the Newkirk vicinity.

    In 1891 she was united in marriage to John Roetman, who died in 1912. One son, Gerrit Roetman died in 1916.

    In 1923 she was married to Wiebe Vander Schaaf who died in 1936. She is survived by the following children: Grace, Mrs. J. Ver Hoef, Forest City; Jennie, Mrs. Dick Zwagerman, Sheldon; Frank Roetman, Sanborn; Margie, Mrs. Fred Kreykes, Sheldon; John Roetman, Hospers; Ben Roetman, Orange City; Edythe, Mrs. Donald Kraai, Orange City; Kate Roetman, R. N. Denver, Colo. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Gerrit Vander Wilt, Orange City; two brothers Dick and Andrew De Graaf of Alton and the Vander Schaaf children including Maggie, Mrs. Bud Vander Velde, Sanborn; Bertha, Mrs. Geo. Duistermars, Hospers; Ella, Mrs. Reuben De Valois, Moneta; Lillian, Mrs. Wm. Top, Orange City; Kathryn, Mrs. Cornie Van Surksum, Alton; Louis Vander Schaaf, Alton; Sjoerd and Joe Vander Schaaf of Orange City.

    Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home and 1:30 at the First Reformed church, with the Revs. J. G. Brouwer and J. S. Ter Louw officiating. Interment was made at the Hospers cemetery.]

  2. Obituary for Mrs. Kate Vander Schaaf. Sioux County Capital. 11 Aug 1938.

  3. Obituary for Mrs. Kinkle. Woodland Daily Democrat. 17 Sep 1895.

  4. Obituary for Mrs. L. McPherson. Dunn County News. Nov 1907.

  5. Obituary for Mrs. LaVern Adams. The Daily Register. 16 Jan 1952.

  6. Obituary for Mrs. Lillian Tietze. The Colfax Messenger. 07 May 1964.

  7. Obituary for Mrs. M. H. Altenberg. The Stevens Point Daily Journal. 28 Jul 1915.

  8. Obituary for Mrs. M. Van Wyk. Souix County Index. 04 Jun 1915.

  9. Obituary for Mrs. Margaret Root. Village Record. 27 Apr 1847.
    [Death Notice In Robeson township, Berks county, on the 18th inst., Mrs. MARGARET ROOT, wife of Mr. John Root, in the 60th year of her age.]

  10. Obituary for Mrs. Marge Kreykes. Siouxland Press. 30 Sep 1987.

  11. Obituary for Mrs. Marie Wassenaar. The Alton Democrat. 08 Jun 1950.

  12. Obituary for Mrs. Marinus Jansma. Sioux County Capital. 30 May 1946.

  13. Obituary for Mrs. Martin Dykstra. LeMars Daily Sentinel. 12 Sep 1977.

  14. Obituary for Mrs. Mary A. Case.
    [Mary A., daughter of Isaac and Altamira Weaver, was born in Wayne County, Illinois, September 4, 1862.

    "She grew to mature years and in fact spent her entire life in the community of her birth.

    "She was united in marriage to John L. Case, March 25th, 1886. This union was blessed with four children one son and three daughters, one of whom died in infancy.

    "Early in life she was converted to the Christian faith and united with the General Baptist Church of which she was a loyal and consistant member until the time of her death, which occurred at her home south of Johnsonville on the morning of December 4th, 1925 at the age of 63 years, 3 months.

    "She was a loving mother, a kind neighbor and friend and her memory will be a precious treasure in the minds of her children and those who knew her best.

    "She is survived by one son Arthur Case of Cisne, three daughters, Emma Knopp and Myrtle Eikleberry of Geff and Maudie Long of Gilbert Ark.

    "One daughter Minnie Watson preceded her in death in February, 1923; two brothers, Will Weaver, of Flora and Tom Weaver of Golden Gate, two sisters Belle Shehorn of Fairfield and Martha Williamson of Johnsonville, twenty-three grandchildren and a great host of other near relatives and dear friends.

    "Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday morning at 11 o'clock by Elder W.D. Crippin. Interment was in the Hale Cemetery.]

  15. Obituary for Mrs. Mary Apple. Village Record. 06 Dec 1870.
    [Death Notice On Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Mary Apple, wife of Capt. Wm. Apple, of West Chester, died very suddenly. She had complained of feeling a little unwell on Saturday afternoon, but had performed all her usual duties. In the evening she retired to bed somewhat earlier than usual, applying some light remedies. The Doctor was called in on Sunday morning and left her about two apparently better. Shortly after, as her daughter-in-law was bathing her hands, Mrs. Apple remarked in her usual voice. Nothing seemed to do any good. Her attendant then observing a sudden change come over her made an exclamation, but before her daughter, Mrs. Oat, who was sitting at the window, could reach the beside her mother was dead.]

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