John Henry Tonjes

John Henry Tonjes

Landkreis Oldenburg, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death 1 Aug 1919 (aged 94)
Scribner, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Hooper, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 34552969 · View Source
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The Scribner Rustler
August 7, 1919

John Henry Tonjes passed away last Friday, August 1, at 3 o'clock, at the home of his son, John C. Tonjes, at the age of 94 years, 2 months and 6 days.

He was one of the oldest men, if not the oldest, in Dodge county, and until the past few months has been in good health. He was born in 1825 at Oldenburg, Germany, where he grew to manhood. In 1873 he came to this country and settled in Nebraska, where he has since lived. Until about two years ago, he and his son, farmed about 4 miles northeast of Scribner, which place they boughty when they first came to America.

Mrs. Tonjes passed from this life about fourteen years ago, and a daughter, Mrs. Rastede, died last December, this leaves one son, John C. Tonjes, thirteen grandchildren and many friends to mourn his departure.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home and at 3 o'clock at St. Paul's church, northeast of Scribner, Rev. Schroder, in the absence of Rev. Oliendorf had charge of the services. Burial was made at the church yard cemetery.hhw

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 34552969
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Tonjes (May 1825–1 Aug 1919), Find a Grave Memorial no. 34552969, citing Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Hooper, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by hhwagner (contributor 46857499) .