Liers, Caroline (Venus) 1854-1946
LIERS, VENUS, MCMURRAY
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 9/13/2015 at 19:00:32
Mrs. Caroline Venus Liers, 92, life-long resident of Clayton county died at her home in Clayton township Wednesday morning following a brief illness. She is survived by her four children, Josephine and Frank at home; Miss Louise Liers, Elkader; and Emil of Homer, Minn.
Two children preceded her in death, a son, Carl Liers, Freeport, Ill., having died last Thursday.
The funeral will be at 10:00 o'clock, Saturday morning at Dickman funeral home, Garnavillo, the Rev. Paul Kitterer officiating.
~Clayton County Register, Thursday morning, April 18, 1946; page 1
Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Liers, 92, who died at her home near Clayton on Wednesday, April 17, were held at the Dickman funeral home in Garnavillo at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. the Rev. Paul Kitterer of the Peace Evangelical and Reformed church in Elkader officiating. Burial was in the Clayton cemetery.
Caroline Venus was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Venus, early pioneers of this country. Her father was one of the six original colonists who established "The Colony" at Communia, more than a hundred years ago.
She was born in the community house there on Feb. 24, 1854, receiving her education in the Colony school house. She lived in the community until her marriage to Frank H. Liers of Elkader on Jan. 4, 1875.
With the exception of eleven years spent in Dubuque and two years in Texas, they resided continuously in Clayton county. Mr. and Mrs. Liers were privileged to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Jan. 4, 1925.
Surviving are two daughters, Josephine and Louise, both of Clayton, and two sons Frank of Clayton and Emil of Homer, Minn., and one granddaughter, Mrs. Patricia McMurray of San Leandro, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband and three sons, Albert, Max and Carl.
~Clayton County Register, Thursday morning, April 18, 1946; page 5
One of their sons, possibly Albert, an infant, died in 1883. A newspaper death notice gave burial place as East Side, Elkader.
Other children: Frank, Josephine, Louise & Max Liers are buried in the Clayton cemetery.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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