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Blairstown Press; August 29, 1919
Enriched Lives About Her
Martha Moeller

Blairstown Mourns The Demise of Mrs. Henry D. Moeller.

Martha Margaret Mohrman, daughter of John and Maren Mohrman, was born April 7, 1844 at New Bremen. Ohio, being the eldest child of eight children.

Her parents moved to Garnavilla, Clayton County, Iowa in 1852 and then to Nebraska City, Neb., in 1868, making both trips by wagon.

She was married to Henry D. Moeller on February 18, 1875 at the home of her sister, Mrs J. F. Wilhelmy at Nebraska City. Neb. They moved to Blairstown where they made their home until October, 1876 when they moved to the home farm west of town. In April 1899 they moved to Blairstown, where they have since resided.

Five children were born to this union, consisting of two sons and three daughters, one son Buren died at the age of one year in 1884. Those who survive are Mrs. Payson Snow, of Keystone, Mrs. Chas. Bruch of Blairstown, Christopher Moeller of Grand Canyon, Colo., and Mrs. Ira Kimm of Blairstown.

She was a true mother to the two children of her husband by his former wife, John D. Moeller of Blairstown and Mrs. L. G. Case of Belle Plaine.

There also remain to mourn her loss four sisters and one brother; Mrs. J. F. Wilhelmy, Mrs. John Harberg and Mrs. Henry Meyer of Omaha, Neb., F. H. Mohrman of Morrill, Kansas and Mrs. W. F. Welch of Nebraska City.

There are 15 grand children and 5 great grandchildren. This large group of relatives with a host of friends mourn her departure.

She was confirmed in the Lutheran church of Carnavilla, Iowa, in her girlhood and lived a devoted Christian life.

Not only was Mrs. Moeller a devoted wife and mother, but she was a splendid neighbor and in the days of her strength, where there was illness or bereavement, she was there with help and sympathy. Many a frail little life owes its existence to her ministrations. She always extended a helping hand where she saw an opportunity to aid, till advancing years and frail health compelled her to husband her strength and those whose privilege it was to know her best, feel their lives have been enriched and the world better for her having passed this way.

The funeral services were held in the Evangelical church at 2:30 o’clock conducted by the pastor, Rev. O. M. Yaggy, after which the remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A large concourse of relatives and friends followed her to her last resting place. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.

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Submitted on 18-Jan-2022 by
John Shuck,

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