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 - Death of Pioneer Ramsey Farmer. Henry Beenken,...
Death of Pioneer Ramsey Farmer. Henry Beenken, pioneer Ramsey township farmer, died at his home in Titonka July 13 after several months of illness. Mr. Beenken was well known in the county and was .prominent to political and civic matters for many years and was a successful farmer. He was bom in Germany, January 11. 1856, and In 1881, when a young man, came to America. After living at Freeport, Illinois, for three years, he came to Kossuth county, settling on a farm In Ramsey township. Several years aeo he retired and moved to Titonka Mr, Beenken was twice married. The first time to Miss Grace Pals who died in 1899. Eteht children blessed this union, two of whom died in infancy. In 1901 he was unitejd in marriage to Miss Katie Long, daughter of Dan Lone of Aleona, whom, with seven children survives. Mr, Beenken leaves besides the widow, thirteen children. He was a member of the German Rpformed church where services were held. a

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  1. The Algona Upper Des Moines,
  2. 27 Jul 1932, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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