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Wilhelmena Stacy 1855-1916

STACY

Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/13/2019 at 01:24:21

Mrs. Jonas Stacy
Sioux Rapids Republican Press -
Wilhelmena Brandt was born in Germany, May 26th, 1855 and died at Sioux Rapids, August 30, 1916, aged sixty-one years, three months and four days. When she was only six months old her parents came to the United States and settled at St. Louis, MO. Here she lived until ten years of age, at which time her parents moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa, where they resided one year. The next move was to Calhoun County, where the deceased lived until her marriage.
She was united in marriage to Jonas Stacy, April 18th, 1871, when the young couple took up a homestead two miles of where the village of Knierim is now located. Some years later they purchased a farm three and a half miles south of Knierim, which continued to be their home for twenty-one years. Early in March, 1903, they moved to Knierim, where Mr. Stacy laid down his labors, March 1st, 1908. Mrs. Stacy continued her home in Knierim until about a year ago, when she moved to Sioux Rapids, where she too laid aside her earthly cares and toils on last Wednesday morning.
To this union were born ten children, four boys and six girls, all of whom survive the mother. The sons are William P. Stacy of Laurens, Edward J. Stacy of Somers, Herman H. Stacy of Barnum, and Harris E. Stacy of Sioux Rapids. The daughters are Mrs. Flora Rice of Barnum, Mrs. Ella Lincoln of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Ida Willett of Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Emma Wilson of Sioux Rapids, Mrs. Anna Diemel of Manson and Miss Edna Stacy who remained loyally, faithfully and lovingly by her mother during her long and lingering illness, caring for the invalid only as loving hands and hearts know how to care. There are others who mourn the departure of this gentlewoman, eleven grandchildren all of whom have been with her a part of the time during this long illness, three brothers and two sisters are among those she left behind. To say that Mrs. Stacy had a host of friends is to put it mildly, for her friends were many and her friendships were true. The body was taken across country by automobile last Saturday morning to Knierim where the funeral services were held.


 

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