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The Dysart Reporter; 6/21/1917
PIONEER LADY IS CALLED TO REWARD
Anna Catherine Albright

Mrs. Anna Catherine Albright, whose illness was mentioned in the columns of The Reporter last week, passed away quietly Saturday, June 16 at about two o'clock. Grandma Albright had been in excellent health up till the past winter when she began to fail, gradually declining until about two weeks ago when she grew rapidly worse. She realized that the end was not far and signified her willingness to go when the final call came. She suffered very little and enjoyed the company of her children and friends who were near her in her last days to minister to her wants.

Anna Catherine Schilba was born in Germany on June 22, 1831. When a small child she was left an orphan, both parents being called to their death. In the year of 1857 she was united in marriage in her native land to Mr. John Albright. In the year of 1866 the family came to America and located in Lee County, Illinois. Nine children were born to this union, one daughter dying in infancy. The husband and father passed away in 1874. One year later the family can to Iowa and settled on a farm in Benton County, continuing to reside on the farm in the vicinity of Dysart until the year of 1904, when Mrs. Albright located in Dysart, since which time she has made her home here with her son John.

Mrs. Albright was aged 85 years, 11 months and 24 days at the time of her death. In the year of 1867 she united with the Evangelical church, of which instructor, she has remained a faithful member. She was a good mother, a kind neighbor and a faithful christian.

Eight children were left to mourn her demise. They are: Chas. Albright, Martin Albright, and Mrs. Wm. Hopfe, all of Hartley. John Albright, Mrs. Martin Landgrebe, Mrs. W.D. Brandt and Mrs. R. Cold, all of Dysart, and Will Albright of near Garrison. She is also survived by thirty-six grand children and nineteen great grand children, besides a large member of friends.

The funeral services, which were largely attended, were held from the Evangelical church in Dysart, Tuesday afternoon, at two o’clock, six of the grand daughters of the deceased acting as pall bearers, being Alma Landgrebe, Ella Albright, Lucile Brandt, and the Misses Luella, Alma and Minnie Cold. Services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. L. Sohl. Interment took place in the Dysart cemetery.

Besides all the children, those from away who were here to be in attendance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Burkhardt Albright, Mrs. Marks Ventler and Chas. Albright, all of Ashton, Ill.

Card of Thanks The children of the late Mrs. Catherine Albright, wish in this manner to express their gratitude to the friends who so kindly aided in their time of need, occasioned by the illness and death of their beloved mother. They also wish to thank those who gave the beautiful flowers, and the choir for the beautiful music rendered.

Copied from the original "The Dysart Reporter" newspaper dated June 14th, 1917.

Chas. Albright and Mrs. Wm. Hopfe of Hartley were called to Dysart this week by the serious illness of their mother, Mrs. Albright. She is reportedly to be quite low.

{Submitter comment: Obituary found and copied from the original "The Dysart Reporter" newspaper dated June 21st, 1917.}

Submitted on 24-Aug-2009 by
Alan Albright, albrigap@hotmail.com


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The Dysart Reporter; March 10th, 1938
Death Takes Pioneer Will Albright, 66, After Long Illness
William "Will" Albright

Large Crowd Attends Funeral Service In Evangelical Church Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Evangelical church for Will Albright, 66, who died Saturday morning at his home here. He had been a sufferer for several years with arthritis and pneumonia which developed last week, caused his death.

He was a true pioneer of his community and was ever interested in its welfare and betterment. Coming to a Benton county farm near Dysart at the age of three years from Lee county in Illinois with his widowed mother, he grew up there. He assisted his mother in maintaining a livelihood on the farm until he was married on March 4th, 1897 to Anne Goken. At that time he moved to a farm near Garrison where the family lived until moving to Dysart twenty years ago.

Survivors are his widow and three daughters, Mrs. R.L. (Etta) Pippert, Mrs. Elsie Messer, and Mrs. Mabel Messer, also one grandson, Keith Messer, all of Dysart. Three sisters, Mrs. Etta Cold, Alhambra, CA, Mrs. Martha Hopfe, Hartley, IA, Mrs. Martin Landgrebe, Dysart, and two brothers, Martin of Hartley, and John of Dysart, also survive. The later is now in California, having gone there for the winter months.

Rev. F.W. Wendland, pastor of the First Evangelical church, had charge of the funeral rites. Music was furnished by a mixed quartet, Mrs. Robert Kullmer, Mrs. Roland Degner, Vern Seebach, and J.E. Haehlen, with Mrs. Carl Aschenbrenner at the piano. Interment was made at the family lot at the Dysart cemetery.

Casket bearers were Henry Miller, Peter Untiedt, Otto Schlapkohl, Pete Larsen, Lew Willer, and Art Myler.

Those here from a distance attending the rites were Martin Albright, Harry Hopfe, Miss Emma Hopfe, Hartley; Mrs. C. Eikner, Spencer; Arthur Hartman, Valley Springs; Mr. and Mrs. August Hartman, Sioux Falls, SD; Mrs. Albert Jaeger, Royal, IA; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Moye, Reinbeck; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goken, and daughter Lulu, Waterloo; Mrs. And Mrs. Albert Knupp and Mr. and Mrs. Lew Willer, Keystone; Charles Kaylor, Cedar Rapids.

Submitted on 12-Dec-2010 by
Alan Albright, albrigap@hotmail.com


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