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 Jennie Gertrude <I>Warnshuis</I> Sywassnik

Jennie Gertrude Warnshuis Sywassnik

Death 23 Oct 1908 (aged 79)
Muscatine County, Iowa, USA
Burial Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA
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Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Volume II, Biographical, 1911, page 616

John W. and Jennie Gertrude ( Warrenhuise ) Sywassink, were natives of Holland, where the former was born on the 5th of November, 1829, and the latter on the 22d of October, that year. Ther were reared and in early life sailed for the new world on the same ship, which left Holland on the 5th of September, 1854, and arrived in the United States on the 11th of November, whereupon they made their way direct to Muscatine, Iowa. They had been acquainted in their native country and a year after their arrival here were united in marriage, the ceremony being celebrated on the 16th of November, 1855. They continued to make their home in this city until 1880, and for twenty-seven years Mr. Sywassink was employed as a laborer by the Musser Lumber Company. At the expiration of that period he removed to a farm about five miles west of Muscatine and there was engaged in agricultural pursuits for ten tears, after which he retired from active life. He and his wife were both devoted and faithful Christians, having joined the German Presbyterian church in 1857. They remained members of that denomination until 1890, when it was reorganized and became the Dutch Reformed church, at which time they became identified with the new organization and continued to hold membership therein. They traveled life's journey happily together for many years, living to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, and were only separated by the death of the wife on the 23d of October,1908. Mr. Sywassink survives and makes his home in Moscow.
Their family consisted of six children, as follows :
Jennie, the deceased wife of John Van Gent ;
John, of Muscatine Co
Garret William, a resident of Muscatine
Henry, also of this city ;
George, who passed away in 1902 ; and
Benjamin, of Moscow township

Bio by: Bill Rushing

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100115738
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jennie Gertrude Warnshuis Sywassnik (22 Oct 1829–23 Oct 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100115738, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Bill Rushing (contributor 46956061) .