HILKE BALSTER TAAPKEN|
unknown newspaper, 1901
Died - Taapken - At the home of her son, Wert Taapken, near Petersburg, Ill., March 15, 1901, Mrs. Hilke Maria Taapken; aged 77 years, 9 months and 3 days. She was born in Ostfriesland, Germany and married Johann Folkerts Taapken, who died nearly fifty years ago. She came to this country with her children in 1870. Besides three sons she leaves one brother, Henry Balster of Tice. Funeral services were held in St. Paul's Lutheran church in Petersburg on Sunday afternoon, Rev. P. Weil officiating. Buried at Rose Hill.