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Tjark Rients Harms
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1893
Death: May 28, 1953

Tjark R. Harms Died Suddenly This Morning
Funeral Will Be Sunday Afternoon

Tjark R. Harms, 59, died at his home in this city, on N. Maple avenue, at 7:30 o'clock this morning. He suffered a severe heart attack more than a year ago and had been going down gradually since that time.

He was born on a farm in Minonk township, a son of Johann and Antje Rients Harms on Dec. 15, 1893. There he grew to manhood, working on his parents' farm. He was married to Miss Lilly Oltman of Benson, in St Peter's church of that village, on May 20, 1920.

Surviving are the wife and three sons; Alfred G. Harms of Cisco, Eldon W. Harms of Benson, and Marvin Virgil Harms, who is serving in the U.S. Marines and is stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Also left to mourn his loss are the following brothers and sisters: Eilt Harm and Mrs Annie Kalkwarf of Flanagan; John Harms, Mrs Gertie Kettwich, Mrs Minnie Kettwich, Henry Harms and Mrs Marie Budde of Minonk, and George Harrms of Benson.

Mr and Mrs Harms resided on a farm near Minonk until two years ago when they purchased the first of the newly built houses by the Minonk-Dana school, and moved to this city.

He was a veteran of World War I and was an auctioneer, a member of St Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church of Minonk, and of the American Legion Post No. 142. He had served as president and member of the Minonk Community Board of Education.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Johann Heinrich Harms (1852 - 1924)
  Antke Johannah Rients Harms (1859 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Lilly Elizabeth Oltman Harms (1900 - 1997)*
 
 Children:
  Alfred Glen Harms (1920 - 2006)*
  Eldon Wayne Harms (1927 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Henry Harms (1883 - 1965)*
  Gretje Harms Kettwich (1887 - 1964)*
  Hermine Frederika Harms Kettwich (1889 - 1962)*
  Heinrich Lübbe Harms (1891 - 1960)*
  Tjark Rients Harms (1893 - 1953)
  Gerd Folkert Harms (1896 - 1971)*
  Marie Johanna Harms Budde (1899 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Minonk Township Cemetery
Minonk
Woodford County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Amy Robbins-Tjaden
Record added: Dec 24, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12779816
Tjark Rients Harms
Added by: Roy Robinson ( 1964 to )
 
 
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 Added: May. 5, 2009
 
 
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