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 Johann Christian Onnen

Johann Christian Onnen

Birth
Ardorf, Wittmunder Landkreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 18 May 1925 (aged 63)
Akron, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
Burial Akron, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
Plot West Side; Section 3, Row 1, Lot 20, Grave 4
Memorial ID 11223695 · View Source
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Chris Onnen, a resident of Akron and vicinity for many years, passed away at this home here Monday morning, May 18, 1925, at 7:45 o'clock, aged 63 years 8 months and 11 days. About a year ago he suffered a partial stroke of paralysis and another one earlier this spring. The final and fatal stroke came Saturday evening. His friend, Robert Knecht, called at the house to see him and discovered lying unconscious in the yard. Just when he was stricken cound not be told, for Mr. Onnen did not regain consciousness before the end came. John Christian Onnen was born in Ardorf, Germany, September 7, 1861, where he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. On May 4, 1884, he married Miss Louisa Martsfeld, and the same year they came to America, locating in Grant Township, Plymouth County, Iowa. Their union was blessed with six sons and three daughters. The family moved to a farm in Westfield Township, this county, where Mrs. Onnen died February 1. 1909. After her death, Mr. Onnen moved to a farm near Morris, Minnesota, where he lived for eight years and then moved to Akron, where he has since resided. One son and one daughter preceded their parents to eternity. The five sons and two daughters surviving are: John and Christian Onnen of Morris, Minnesota; William, Fred, and Richard Onnen and Mrs. John Huls of Akron vicinity, and Mrs. John Amundson, of Westfield Township. One brother and one sister of Mr. Onnen reside in Germany. There are nineteen grandchildren. Mr. Onnen was a upright, honorable and hard-working citizen, esteemed highly by all who know him: a kind and devoted husband and father and good neighbor. He will be much missed by many friends, who extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
There was a large attendance at the funeral services held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:00 at Trinity Lutheran Church, conducted by Reverend F. A. Meske. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery.

Came to America May 14, 1884. The name of the vessel was the Strassburg into the port of Baltimore, Maryland.


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  • Created by: Steve & Bavia Gibson
  • Added: 23 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11223695
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johann Christian Onnen (7 Sep 1861–18 May 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11223695, citing Riverside Cemetery, Akron, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Steve & Bavia Gibson (contributor 46621857) .