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Weber, Louise (Moritz) 1837-1923


Posted By: Paul Moritz (deceased)
Date: 4/30/2009 at 15:30:13

OBITUARY: from the Monona, IA Leader newspaper, March 22, 1923

Mrs. Louise Moritz-Weber was born April 26, 1837, in Germany. In May 1859 she was married to Herman Weber. In April 1866 she immigrated to Farmersburg Township, Clayton Co., IA, near a place known in later years as "Bismark". Five years later she moved to a farm soutwest of Luana (IA). Some years later her husband retired from active farm work by moving into the village of Luana. In May 1895, her husband died, and from there on changed about visiting and living with her children, traveling as far south as Chillicothe, Livingston Co., Missouri. The last seven or eight years, when age would no longer permit such trips as she had made in her former years she made her permanent home with her daughter Mrs. Augusta Rowlands.

It was from this home in Monona she was called to her reward, March 18, 1923.

She was mother to two step-children and eight of her own. Two of the latter died in infancy; 1907 her stepson Otto Weber passed away; nine years later her son Herman. She was on earth 85 years, and little less than 11 months. Her own children, and the friends she had, admired her for her cheerful disposition even under very trying circumstances. She had a keen interest, even in old age in the affairs of our country and the world at large, and in those of her own family, a willing heart and a helping hand for all who came in contact with her when in trouble.

Mrs. Weber was baptized in infancy, instructed in the chief parts of Christian faith and life according to the custom of the Lutheran Church, and by confirmation received into her communicant membership. She considered herself a member of the Lutheran Church, yet was fond of the tenets common to all Christian churches, not discriminating between the Protestant dominations, and treating them all very much alike. May she have seen and heard from them enough concerning Christ, our Redeemer, to be at heart, what members of all churches should and ought to be a true Christian.\

She leaves to mourn her death, one brother, Wilhelm Moritz, Postville, Iowa; the children, Mrs. Minnie Wille, Clermont, Iowa; Wm. Weber, Iola, Kansas; Aususta Rowlands, Monona, Iowa; Charley Weber, Tulsa, Okla.; 22 granchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services was held in St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church at Monona, Iowa, March 30th, the body laid to rest in the Luana Cemetery, the Rev. A. Daugs officiating.


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