Montgomery Groenendyke

Montgomery Groenendyke

Birth
Fayette County, Indiana, USA
Death 4 Jun 1920 (aged 91)
Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA
Burial New Lisbon, Henry County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 42760267 · View Source
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From the Courier Times online @ of the Public Library in New Castle:

Montgomery Groendyke, age 92, died at the Soldiers' Home at Marion, IN, Friday evening. Mr. Groendyke had been at the home for about four years. He was the uncle of T. W. Gronendyke (the way it was spelled on the newspaper account every time.) of this city and at the time was treasurer of Henry county. The first part of his life was spent in Fayette county and when he was fifty years old he moved to a small farm near Hartford City. Mr. Gronendyke had many friends here and was known to practically everyone. There was no funeral, the body being taken directly to the Wisehart cemetery this afternoon where the burial was made.




Biographical and Historical Record of Jay and Blackford Counties, Indiana
The Lewis Publishing Company-Chicago-1887 (page 856)

Montgomery Groenendyke an enterprising agriculturist, and one of the representative citizens of Jackson Township, is a native of Indiana, born in Fayette County July 18, 1828, a son of James and Barbara (Buck) Groenendyke, the former a native of Holland, Germany, and latter born in North Carolina. They were married in Wayne County, and were among the pioneers of Fayette County, where they settled after their marriage. They had born to them seven children. The father was twice married, and by his first wife had eight children, being the father of fifteen children. Montgomery Groenendyke, whose name heads this sketch, was reared a farmer in his native county, receiving his early education in the district schools, which he completed at the North Western Christian University at Indianapolis. After completing his education he taught school for some time, becoming popular as well as a successful teacher. He afterward began working at the carpenter's trade, which he followed twenty-five years. He enlisted in the war of the Rebellion August 18, 1862, in Company A, Eighth Indiana Infantry, and was in the service of his country until July 10, 1865, when he received an honorable discharge, when he returned to his home. September 24, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Melinda Senior, who was born in Kentucky, but reared in Marion County, Indiana. They are the parents of three children--Lou, born March 8, 1868; Frank, born May 24, 1870, and Forest, born November 23, 1881. Mr. Groenendyke located on his present farm in 1867 which at that time was a dense forest. He has improved his farm in a good manner, and now has eighty-three acres cleared and under fine cultivation. In connection with his general farming he devotes considerable attention to stock-raising, making specialty of short-born registered cattle, of which he has the best herd in the county. In politics Mr. Groenendyke affiliates with the Republican party.

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  • Added: 6 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42760267
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Montgomery Groenendyke (18 Jul 1828–4 Jun 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42760267, citing Wisehart Cemetery, New Lisbon, Henry County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by susan clemons (contributor 46940011) .