Gilster, Louisa (Krambeer) 1849-1927
GILSTER, KRAMBEER, SCHULTZ, FREDERICK, REITTER, JACOBI, STOCKFIELD, BIERBAUM, KRAFT
Posted By: Judy Moyna (email)
Date: 4/17/2011 at 04:10:59
Louisa Gilster, daughter of John Krambeer and Lizzie Schultz, was born Dec.
24, 1849 in Mecklenburg, Germany. She was baptized in Germany in the
Lutheran Church in 1849. She with her parents and brothers and sisters
immigrated to America in 1858. They lived close to Garnavillo, Ia. In 1862
she was confirmed in the stone church at Ceres by Rev. Stockfield. On July
14, 1866, she was united in marriage to Henry Dietrich Gilster. They lived
on the Christ Bierbaum farm until 1870 when they moved to Giard township,
residing on that farm until 1891. Then they moved to Farmersburg, where they
spent the rest of their life. In 1916 the happy couple celebrated their
golden wedding which was a happy celebration and enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Gilster was a kind and loving wife and mother always ready to give a
word of cheer and a good smile to others. She was a good neighbor and liked
by all who knew her. She had been ailing for the past two years, and from
November 13, 1927, she was entirely confined to her room not able to leave
her bed. On Dec. 28, at 8:45 p. m. she passed away peacefully at the age of
78 years and four days. The best of care was given by her faithful daughter,
Mrs. Louisa Frederick. Nothing was left undone to give relief and comfort to
the departed one. Those left to mourn her death are: H. A. Gilster, Cresco,
Iowa; Mrs. Louisa Frederick, Farmersburg, Iowa; John Gilster, Monona, Iowa;
Fred Gilster, Monona, Iowa; Edward Gilster, Waldorf, Minn.; Louis Gilster,
McGregor, Iowa; Otto Gilster, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Mimie Reitter,
Britt, Iowa and 22 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two brothers,
Chas. Krambeer, Austin, Minn., and John Krambeer, Luana, Iowa. One sister,
Mrs. Reca Jacobi, of Los Angeles, California also survives. The husband and
two sons, William and George Gilster, preceded the mother in death. The
funeral services were held in the German Lutheran church at Farmersburg,
Saturday afternoon, Dec. 31, by Rev. W. Kraft officiating both in the German
and English language. Sons were rendered by the Monona choir. Interment was
made in the East cemetery of Monona.
source: Clayton County Register, Thur., 05 Jan. 1928. Farmersburg column.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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