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  1. Gertrude’s Death

    These are referring to Gertrude Ter Horst the second wife of Evert D. Vermeer.

    Personal Items Section
    Mrs. E. D. Ver Meer underwent an operation at the De Bey hospital at Orange City last Thursday. Her present condition is reported as being very favorable.
    Boyden Reporter
    05 Sep 1918

    Mrs. E. D. Ver Meer Passed Away Thursday
    Mrs. E. D. VerMeer, residing four and one-half mi. southwest of Boyden, passed away at her home on last Thursday morning after an illness of several weeks, with rheumatism. Funeral services for the deceased were held at Middleburg, Iowa, at the reformed church, on Monday afternoon, and interment was made in the Orange City cemetery, where she was laid to rest beside her parents. She leaves to mourn her death a husband and seven children. The children are: Mrs. Bert Bosman, Gertrude, Percilla, Edward, John, William, and Gerrit. All of them are living at home with the exception of the married daughter Mrs. Bosman. Mrs. Ver Meer had suffered for a long time, having had a number of operations during the past five or ten years. The Reporter extends its sympathy to the bereaved family.
    Boyden Reporter
    26 Feb 1920

    Mrs. E. D. VerMeer of southeast of Hull, died last week Wednesday and was buried Monday. Funeral services were held at the First Reformed church at Middleburg and the remains were laid to rest in the Orange City Cemetery. She leave to mourn her departure, three children four stepchildren and her husband beside a host of relatives and friends. The Index joins in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones.
    Sioux County Index: Hull, IA
    27 Feb 1920

    Posted in Researching.

  2. Breakfast Sausage Cravings

    I think I’ve mentioned our lovely butcher staffed by a dozen Eastern European women with varying degrees of patience. The other day I bought some sausages without casings that looked just like sausages you’d get in a pair along with two scrambled eggs, two strips of bacon, and two triangles of toast off any breakfast menu back home.

    Australians don’t seem to do breakfast sausage though, so I went on a hunt for a recipe of spices to add to my meat. This one posted by a couple of Americans in Germany was the one I went with, and it turned out great. The red pepper gives that perfect lingering heat. I fully endorse it.

    Posted in Cooking.

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  3. Tuberculosis Testing

    Fined for Resisting Tuberculosis Testing
    John Vander Maaten, of near Boyden, was brought to Orange City and assessed a fine of $25 and cost for refusing to let the state veterinary proceed with the tuberculosis eradication work on his farm. This is the first case of this kind in Sioux County.

    The T.B. test had already been made once, and when the second test was about to be made it is alleged that Mr. Vander Maaten refused permission to do so.–Tribune.
    Boyden Reporter
    10 Feb 1927

    According to Ed Ver Meer, Jr., our Court News correspondent was slightly misinformed as to the case of John Vander Maaten, who was recently arrested for refusal to have his cattle tested the second time. Mr. Ver Meer declares that Mr. Van der Maaten did not pay a fine, but only paid the costs in the case, and that Andrew his son was not at all implicated in the matter. He also says Mr. Vander Maaten demanded a guarantee that should any of his cattle re-act, that it would be proven to him that they had tuberculosis. This he claims was refused him. He also says that out of the eight re-actors that Mr. Vander Maaten had in the first test, that none of them showed T.B. when they were slaughtered at Sioux City and that he (Mr. Vander Maaten) was there to witness the slaughter. The second test of this herd of cattle will be made soon. The Reporter is always glad to correst[sic] any erroneous report that may appear in its columns. We do not make the news, we just print it, and some times our information is not correct.
    Boyden Reporter
    17 Feb 1927

    Posted in Researching.