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|Altien Gertrude Ricklefs Siebels
November 7, 1835–17 February 1920
|Mrs. J. A. Siebels died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna E. Gerdes last Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock. She had been ill since last Thursday when she became afflicted with an attack of influenza. Up to that time, however, her health had been reasonable good for a woman of her years.
Althien Gertrude Siebles (nee Ricklefs) was a daughter of the late Rickel and Anna Ricklefs, and she was born in Leerhave, Province of Hanover, Germany, November 7, 1835. She was married to John A. Siebles by Rev. Giterman at Leerhave, Germany, February 9, 1860. Mr. and Mrs. Siebles and their four oldest children emigrated to the United States, April 1, 1872 and settled on a farm in Wayne township.
There were seven children born to this union viz: Carl W. Siebles of Wayne township; Mrs. Anna E. Gerdes and August Siebles of Monticello and John Siebles of Hutchison, Kansas. Mrs. Carl Reuter, another daughter died in 1906. In addition to these six children, who survive their mother, Mrs. Siebles is survived by twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Mr. Siebles died March 1, 1910. After Mr. Siebles' death Mrs. Siebles made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Anna E. Gerdes, on a farm in Cass township for four years, and then removed with her to Monticello, where she lived for six years.
The funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Anna E. Gerdes in Monticello, Saturday morning, February 21st. at eleven o'clock. Thereafter services will be held at the Wayne Lutheran church. These services will be conducted by the pastor of that church, Rev. Willms. Burial will be had on the family lot in the Wayne Center (Wayne Zion) cemetery.
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