Cords, Hannah (Mirman/Niemann) 1823-1900
CORDS, MIRMAN, MEIMANN, NIEMANN
Posted By: S. Ferrall, IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 8/25/2015 at 17:02:19
Hannah Cords, wife of the late Charles Cords, died suddenly and unexpectedly of hemmorhage of the lungs at her home near Osborne Nov. 27, 1900.
She was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, Feb. 14, 1823, making her age at death 77 years, 9 months and 13 days.
She was married in her mother country and emigrated with her husband to her late home, where she spent the remainder of her life. She leaves a family of four children. One son lives in Oldham, S.D., one at Osborne and a son and daughter, both unmarried, still live at the old home. All were present at the funeral service conducted by Rev. Baxter, of the Congregational church of this city.
The husband and father was buried only a few months ago. This takes away one of the oldest and most respected families of this community. They had both lived to a good age, unostentatious but enterprising they lived their long lives in the enjoyment of the respect and profound confidence of all who knew them. In life they had studied the principles of justice, honesty and charity to all, acknowledged the goodness and mercy of God, and by it their lives had been established so that their departure was hallowed by the tears of affection and their bodies followed to the grave by the sorrow of a very large circle of friends. We bury the frail bodies from which the spirits have flown, but laid to rest in the assured hope of a joyous resurrection. Their memory is a precious heritage to fall upon their children.
~Elkader Register, December 13, 1900
-Burial is in the Cords Family cemetery, Osborne
-Maiden name given as Mirman on the 1925 Iowa State census entries for her sons Charles & H.D. Cords
-From Ken Johnson: Hannah's maiden name is shown as "Meimann" in the transcribed marriage record of her son Charles; and a researcher sent me some information in 2005 that listed her maiden name as "Niemann" (which makes the most sense of all of these possibilities). I recall the man had researched the Nehls/Cords families in Germany, particularly the Nehls family which intermarried with the Cords family.
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