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Johanne "Johanna" Woltzen Harms
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1859
Woodford County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 1931
Woodford County
Illinois, USA

Mrs Jurgen Harms in Death Summons (undated, untitled newspaper clipping)

Aged Resident Passes Away on Last Tuesday, After Siege of Sickness

Funeral in Minonk on Friday

Service at St Paul's Church and Then Burial Will Take Place in the Cemetery at Benson

Mrs Johanna Harms, nee Woltzen, daughter of Ede Woltzen and his wife, Geske, nee Saathoff, was born July 9, 1859 on a farm two miles south of Benson in Greene township. Here she grew up and at the age of 14 was confirmed in St Peter's Lutheran church. December 12, 1875 she united in marriage with Jurgen Harms, the ceremony being performed in St Peter's church near Benson.

After their marriage the young couple went to housekeeping at Benson, where Mr Harms was in business and where they remained for 35 years. Eleven children were born to this union, three of whom died in infancy. In 1919, the family removed to Rochelle, where they remained for five years and then came to Minonk where she had remained until her death.

For the last three years Mrs Harms was in poor health, having periods of intense suffering, and again finding relief through the care of her dear ones. About four weeks she was bedridden and it was the devoted attention of her dear ones which ever was a comfort to her. She died Tuesday, July 21, 1931, reaching the age of 72 years, one week and five days.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her aged and devoted husband; the children; Harm Harms of Rochelle; Mrs Kathryn Mueller of Dana; Henry Harms, Eddie Harms and Herman Harms of Rochelle; Theodore Harms of Dixon; Mrs Margaret Behm of Michigan City, Ind., and Mrs Marie Witte of Minonk; also 22 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and her stepmother, Mrs Theda Woltzen, one brother, Aleck Woltzen, and the stepbrothers and sisters, John Woltzen, Harm Woltzen, Sena Woltzen, Fanny Woltzen, Marie Woltzen, and a large circle of more distant relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral servcies will be held Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the house and at 10:00 a.m. at St Paul's church, Rev. Paul Buchmueller officiating. Interment will be in the city cemetery at Benson. 
Family links: 
  Ede F. Woltzen (1832 - 1899)
  Gesche Ubbina Saathoff Woltzen (1841 - 1877)
  Jürgen Harms (1850 - 1935)*
  Gesina S Harms (1878 - 1878)*
  Ede Juergen Harms (1887 - 1943)*
  Margaret Harms Behm (1896 - 1994)*
  Marie Catherine Harms Witte (1900 - 1995)*
  Johanne Woltzen Harms (1859 - 1931)
  Albert Eden Woltzen (1862 - 1892)*
  Ahlrich E. Woltzen (1868 - 1954)*
  Hermann Ede Woltzen (1869 - 1913)*
  Johann Woltzen (1871 - 1871)*
  Johann Alrichs Woltzen (1876 - 1876)*
  Jesina Woltzen (1877 - 1878)*
  Infant Daughter Woltzen (1877 - 1877)*
  Johann Eden Woltzen (1879 - 1946)**
  Gesina F. Woltzen DeWilde (1881 - 1950)**
  Fenna Margaretha Woltzen Brown (1884 - 1969)**
  Harm H. Woltzen (1887 - 1949)**
  Marie C. Woltzen Klumpp (1890 - 1965)**
*Calculated relationship
Clayton Township Cemetery
Woodford County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Amy Robbins-Tjaden
Record added: Jan 09, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8253726

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