Petersburg Observer, February 15, 1929
Mrs. Antja Janssen is Dead
Mrs. Antja Janssen, wife of Henry J. Janssen and a resident of Petersburg for many years, died at the family residence Tuesday, February 12 at the age of seventy-five years. She had been ill for several years.
Mrs. Janssen was born July 8, 1853 at Wurflath, Hanover Germany, the daughter of Louis and Dina Schmidt. She came to America in October 1873, coming first to Springfield and from there to Tallula. She was married on March 18, 1877 to Henry J. Janssen. They lived at Tallula for a time and then moved to a farm north of Tallula where they lived for thirty-one years and then retired and came to Petersburg where they had lived for more than twenty years. Two years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Janssen celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Janssen where the parents of four daughters, of whom one died in infancy. Those surviving are Mrs. John Dirks and Mrs. G. F. Cassens of Petersburg and Mrs. Henry R. Wrede of Garner, Iowa. She is also survived by her husband, five grandchildren, one great- grandchild, three sisters, Mrs. Louise Jeske and Mrs. Bertha Scheibner of Springfield and Mrs. Johanna Frerichs of Petersburg; one brother, Fred Schmidt of this city, a foster-son, Fred H. Haught of Springfield and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are to be held from Bethlehem Lutheran church in this city Friday afternoon at two o’clock, conducted by Rev. H. Jacobs of Pleasant Plains. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
The members of the family wish to express their thanks to their friends in the community for the kindness shown them during Mrs. Janssen’s illness and following her death.
Contributed by: Matthew