|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1853|
Horst aan de Maas Municipality
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1928|
Butler County Press (David City, Nebr.), October 25, 1928, p. 1, col. 1
PASSING OF THEODORE AERTS.
He Died from Paralysis on Sunday Afternoon, October 21.
Theodore Aerts, well liked and respected resident of Butler county and David City for many years, died at 1:20 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Peter Vanderheiden, in North David City, where he had made his home for some time. He passed away after illness of three days following a stroke of paralysis.
Funeral services were held in St. Mary's Catholic church, David City, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, conducted by Rev. Father Sproll and Rev. Father Eckler. The pallbearers were Jacob Beringer, E. J. Dworak, George Hilger, Herman Markas, Mike Medinger and Henry Smith. Burial was in the Center Catholic cemetery, by side of the graves of his wife and son.
Mr. Aerts was aged 75 years, 6 months and 14 days at time of death. He was born in Horst, Holland, on April 9, 1853. He came to the United States when 19 years of age, and lived for four years in Green Bay, Wis., where he was married to Marie Heesen October 2, 1877.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Aerts came to Nebraska and Butler county, locating in Center township, where Mr. Aerts bought land. They lived on the farm until moving to David City 18 years ago.
Five children, two daughters and three sons, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Aerts. One son, Martin, died 18 years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. Frank Herb and Leo Aerts of Banks, Ore., and Mrs. Peter Vanderheiden and Frank Aerts of David City. Mrs. Aerts passed away on November 29, 1925.
Mr. Aerts will be missed by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, for he was of a very jovial, unassuming and happy disposition, always having a cheery greeting for all he met and greatly enjoying being down town among his associates. He was kindly and hospitable, and his greatest interest was in the welfare of his family.
Peoples Banner (David City, Nebr.), October 25, 1928, p. 1, col. 4
THEODORE AERTS PASSES ON
Theodore Aerts passed away at 1:20 Sunday, October 21, 1928, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pete Vanderheiden, in this city. Mr. Aerts became seriously ill while uptown Friday, suffering a stroke of paralysis. He regained consciousness before he passed away very quietly with the family at his bedside.
Theodore Aerts was born on April 9, 1853, at Horst, Holland, and passed away at the ripe old age of 75 years, 6 months and 12 days. At the age of 19 years, he came to the United States and lived at Green Bay, Wis., for four years.
On October 2, 1877, he was united in marriage to Marie Heesen at Green Bay, Wis., and they immediately set out for Nebraska settling on a 80 acre farm which they purchased. They made Center township their home until they retired from actual farm labor eighteen years ago.
To this union were born five children. Martin passed away about eighteen years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. Frank Herb and Leo Aerts, of Banks, Oregon, and Mrs. Peter Vanderheiden and Frank Aerts, of David City.
Mr. Aerts was preceded to the grave by his wife who passed away on November 29, 1925.
On their farm in the early days they lived in a sod house which they erected. They farmed with an ox team and went through all the hardships of an early day into a new century.
Mr. Aerts was a member of St. Mary's church of this city and a faithful worshiper in the Catholic belief. He was a great reader and a man of sturdy and honest character.
Funeral services were held at 9:30 Wednesday morning from St. Mary's Catholic church, Father Sproll, assisted by Father Eckler, conducting the last rites.
Pall bearers were Henry Smith, Ed. Dworak, Herman Markus, George Hilger, Jacob Beringer and Mike Medinger.
Interment took place in the Center cemetery beside the remains of his wife and son.
The only children here for the funeral were Mrs. Vanderheiden and Frank Aerts. Mrs. Herb was unable to come, having lost her husband less than two weeks previous to her father's passing. Mr. Leo Aerts was detained due to the serious condition of his wife.
Anna Marie Heesen Aerts (1853 - 1925)*
Anna Gertrude Aerts Herb (1878 - 1965)*
Martin Aerts (1880 - 1911)*
Mary P Aerts Vanderheiden (1881 - 1972)*
Frank William Aerts (1884 - 1958)*
Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery
Plot: Row 1, Grave 42
Created by: Scott
Record added: Aug 26, 2012
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