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Jacob "Jake" Achterhoff
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1878
Ulrum
Groningen, Netherlands
Death: Apr. 29, 1949
Pipestone
Pipestone County
Minnesota, USA

Son of Hendrik Achterhoff and Anje (Tooren) Achterhoff

Obituary reads...

ELDERLY RESIDENT CALLED BY DEATH FRIDAY MORNING

Jacob Achterhoff, well known Pipestone County reident, was taken by death early Friday morning, April 29. Death was due to a heart attack, after several years of ill health.

He was born in the Netherlands, on December 10, 1878. His father died when he was an infant. When he was two years of age he came to American with his mother. He lost his mother at the age of 9. After a time he came to Sioux County, Iowa, where he made his home with his brother. Since a tender age, e made his own living. at the age of 21 he married Grace Menniin at Leota, Minnesota. He has spent the rest of his life in the Edgerton and Leota communities.

Funeral services were held at the Reformed Church, of which he had been a member for many yeas, with Rev. Wolrink conducting the services. Mrs. Wilmar Wassink and Mrs. Chris Nettinga sang 'Going Down the Valley' and 'Lord and Father of Mankind'. Burial was at Hillside Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Chris Christians, George Gulker, Herman Hendricks, John Berghorst, Ben Zwart and Nys Den Ouden.

He leaves to mourn his departure his widow, nine children; Henry, Henrietta (Mrs. John Schoolmeester), Angie (Mrs. Veldkamp), Johanna (Mrs. P. Van Nieuwenhuizen), Gertrude (Mrs. Joe Elzenga, Jr.) of Wilkison, Washington, Arthur, Lucy (mrs. William Scholten), Clarence, Marvin, besides 32 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. All of his brothers and sisters have preceded him in death.

Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Timmer, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Bartels, Mr. and Mrs. John Bartels and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bonnema and Henry Van Whye from Steen, Minnesota, Mrs. Alice Harms and son Klazinga Veldkamp from rock Rapids, Iowa; Miss Susan Menning from Grand Rapids, Michigan; Mrs. Herman Scholten, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Scholten, Mr. and Mrs. Evert Guerink, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Menning, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Menning, Mrs. Allie Yonkers, Mr. and Mrs. H. Langstrat, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ver Hoeven, Mrs. All DeRaad, Mr. and Mrs. Leo DeRaad, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Harmelink, Mr. and Mrs. John May, Mr. and Mrs. J. DeJong, Rev. S. J. Menning, Mrs. Ella Menning, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. DeJong, G. P. Kooiman, Mr. and Mrs. William Jansen, ARthur Van Maveran, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Achterhoff, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Achterhoff, Mr. Lawrence Achterhoff, Mr. and Mrs. William Van Kley, Mrs. Evert Footbert, Mrs. Alfred Pals and Eldon and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Van Kley from points in Iowa and Mrs. E. Schimp, Mrs. Lightenburg, Simon K. Menning and James K. Menning from Corsicia, South Dakota.

Second obituary reads...

Jacob Achterhoff, well known Pipestone County reisdent, was taken by death early Friday morning, April 29. death was due to a heart attack, after several years of ill health.

He was born in the Netherlands on December 10, 1878. His father died when he was an infant. When he was two years of age, he came to America with his mother. After losing his mother at the age of 9, he came to Sioux County, Iowa and later to Leota, Minnesota. he married Grace Menning at Leota at the age of 21. He spent the rest of his life in the Leota and Edgerton communities.

Funeral services were held at the Reformed Church, of which he had been a member for many years, with Rev. Wolbrink conducting the services. Mrs. Wilmar Waasink and Mrs. Chris Christians sang "Going Down the Valley" and "Lord and Father of Mankind". Burial was at Hillside Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, 9 children, Henry, Henrietta (Mrs. John Schoolmeester), Angie (Mrs. Veldkamp), Gertrude (Mrs. Joe Elzinga, Jr.), Arthur, Lucy (mrs. Willima Scholton), Clarence and Marvin; besides 32 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Grace Menning Achterhoff (1880 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Achterhoff (1901 - 1991)*
  Henrietta Achterhoff Schoolmeester (1903 - 1955)*
  Johanna Clazina Achterhoff Van Nieuwenhuyzen (1908 - 2000)*
  Arthur Jacob Achterhoff (1912 - 1992)*
  Clarence William Achterhoff (1917 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Edgerton
Pipestone County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: Mary Achterhof
Record added: Mar 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67488005
Jacob Jake Achterhoff
Added by: Paul Everett
 
 
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