Information courtesy of Elmer A. Bonnell
Thursday, February 11, 1943
JOHN GREBE, 76 DIES OF HEART ATTACK
Resident of County 47 Years; Funeral Friday Afternoon
John Grebe, who had lived in Pierce county for 47 years, died suddenly at his home in Rugby about 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. Altho he hadn't been in the best of health for several years his sudden demise came as a great shock to his family because he had partaken of a good meal Saturday night and had sat around reading the papers. He didn't feel well during the evening but went to bed and slept until 1 o'clock in the morning.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist church by Rev.
Herbert Brown Friday afternoon at 2. Burial will be at
John Grebe was born Feb. 24, 1866, at Clifford, Ontario, Canada, a son
of Matthew Grebe and Barbara Gischler. He lived in
John Grebe and Elizabeth Miller were married at Ayton,
Ontario, in 1908. Five children were born to this union, two boys, who died in
infancy, and three girls. Surviving are Mrs. Grebe and three daughters, Mabel,
Mrs. Richard Wenstrom, Sykeston,
N. Dak.; Velma, Mrs. Garry Lovette,
Willamina, Ore.; and Sylvia, at home. Also surviving
are three brothers, Justus, St. Catherins's,
On coming to North Dakota Grebe engaged in farming until 1917 when he began working for Jacobson's, where he served in various capacities until ill health made him retire in 1939.
While farming 3 miles south and 1 mile west of