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Belle Plaine Union; Nov. 29, 1907
Johanna Milverstedt

The death of Mrs. Lewis Milverstedt was noted briefly in these columns last week. Funeral services were conducted from the Bethany church last Friday morning by Rev. Koenig. The following obituary notice was read at the funeral service.

Johann Muselmann was born in Bade, Germany, December 16, 1833 and died in the hope of eternal life in Belle Plaine, Iowa, November 19, 1907 at the age of 73 years 11 months and 3 days.

She came to America in August 1853 and in June 1954 she married Lewis Milverstedt in Cleveland, Ohio. Since that time they have walked side by side sharing the joys and sorrows the losses and gains of life together. They came to Iowa over 53 years ago, the last eight years of which they lived in Belle Plaine.

She had many friends in and around Belle Plaine, and all who knew her honored and respected her on account of her uprightness and christian sincerity.

She had been a sufferer for some time, and at times it was feared that she could not live. But her was spared until Tuesday of this week, when the final summons for her departure came. And it did not come unexpectedly, for we believe it was waited for, as the time when the sufferings of the flesh should not longer be a trial.

She testified freely as to her hope for salvation and the pardon of her sins through the blood of Jesus and when asked concerning her religious convictions and conclusions it was not an unusual thing for her to answer by the quoting of a verse of Scripture. For she loved the Word, and she committed many of its precious promises to memory.

Nine children were born to them, seven sons and two daughters. The sons are: Charles H., William F., Conrad L., John C., Nicholas A., George, and Edward T. The later gone on before to the spirit world. The daughters are Margaret Roberts and Charlotte Weaver.

He departure is mourned by her aged husband, eight children, twenty-two grand-children and two great grandchildren, and a host of friends. The Lord comfort the bereaved and grant them a blessed reunion above.

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Submitted on 04-Jan-2022 by
John Shuck,

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