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Henry Heeren
Fifty-year Resident
Henry Heeren, who lived near the Sand Hill church, east of Monticello, and whose funeral occurred Thursday, had been a resident of this vicinity for more than fifty years, and was a highly respected and well known citizen. He was the tenth child in a family of eleven children, and was himself the father of twelve children, six of whom are dead. Mr. Heeren was born in Germany, in 1834. He came to the United States a the age of 20, locating in Illinois, where he married. Mr. and Mrs. Heeren came to Iowa in 1861, buying a farm near Monticello, which was their home during life. Mr. Heeren is survived by the following named children: Mrs. George Balster, Mrs. John Behrends, Mrs. Gerd Null, George Heeren, Edward Heeren and William Heeren; also thirty-one grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Mrs. William Itman (?) of Scotch Grove is a step-daughter. A single surviving sister is Mrs. Almuth Bohlken. The funeral services were held at the residence of Edward Heeren, where the decedent had made his home after the death of his wife, and also at St. John's Lutheran church of this city. The pastor, Rev. William M. L. Schuelz, spoke in German to the assembled people, and Rev. H. E. Jacobs of Kewanee, who has been a neighbor of Mr. Heeren's for many years, spoke in English. Interment was had in the Sand Hill church cemetery, in sight of his home.

Submitted by: Sharon Oltmanns
Source: The Evening Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, February 4, 1913

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