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July 19, 1834–September 15, 1910
Mrs. Elizabeth Grumm Heeren died at her home in Wayne township at an early hour last Friday morning after a years illness of liver trouble. She was born at Wiesederfehn, Hanover, Germany July 19, 1834 and was therefore of the age of 76 years, 1 month, and 27 days at the time of her death. She came to the United States in the spring of 1856 and took up her abode at Dixon, Illinois. In August of the same year she was married to Henry Heeren, who survives her. They left Dixon in Feburary of 1861, and came to Jones county, where they thereafter resided. Mr. and Mrs. Heeren were the parents of seven children, all of whom have grown to manhood and womanhood and are residents of this county. These children are Mrs. George Balster, Mrs. John Behrends, Mrs. Gerd Null, George Heeren, William Heeren, Ed. Heeren, and Mrs. William Oltmanns. Mrs. Heeren loved her home. She made it a place of industry for which her children may always bless her memory. She made it a place where peace and welcome awaited both child and friend. The 28 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren will miss the kindly greetings of grandma and the rewards with a visit with her, for she was kind and indulgent. Three sisters survive Mrs. Heeren. They are Mrs. John Frerichs of Paulina, Mrs. A. Zimmermann of Amber and Mrs. A. H. Hanken of Monticello. The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. L. Schuetz, last Monday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church and internment was had in the churchyard cemetery.

Submitted by: Steve Hanken
Source: Monticello Express Monticello, Iowa, September 22, 1910

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