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Date: 10/8/2019 at 21:25:41

Death of Mrs. Wismer
Died on the 26th of January 1899, Mrs. Nellie Wismer, wife of Edwin Wismer, at their home in Cherokee township, southeast of Cherokee. She was taken with La Grippe and pneumonia which caused her death.
Nellie Thompson was born in Glasgow, Scotland July 12, 1849. While young she moved to this country. She was raised a Scotch Presbyterian and was a member of the old Germantown Presbyterian church, Philadelphia, PA. She was united in marriage with Edwin Wismer November 18, 1875. To them were born four children, all girls, three of whom survive her, one dying while young. About two weeks ago, she was taken with a severe attack of La Grippe which quickly developed into pneumonia. All efforts of physician and family were of no avail and she passed peacefully away on Thursday at 11:50 o'clock, January 26, 1899, being at the time of her death, 49 years, 6 months and 14 days of age. The funeral services were held at the home on Saturday following at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Thompson of Cherokee preaching the discourse from the text found in Rev Chapter XIV, Verse 13.
After the service, the remains were borne to Oak Hill cemetery, west of town.
All who knew her can testify of the high esteem in which she was held in the community. She was a devoted wife, a kind mother and true friend. In sickness, always ready to share the burden; in sorrow always ready to comfort and aid; jovial and happy, she imparted joy and sunshine to all whom she mingled with.
May God in whom she trusted, comfort the bereaved and sorrowing family in their affliction, remembering He doeth all things well.

Source: The Cherokee Weekly Times (Cherokee, IA) Thursday, February 2, 1899, Pg. 5


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