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Uecker, Wilhelmina (Witt) 1858 - 1934


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 2/8/2016 at 16:04:27

Clayton County Register, Thur., 28 June 1934.

Mrs. August Uecker, nee Witt, was the daughter of John Witt and his wife Dorothea, born Mueller. Mrs. Uecker was born on the sixth day of April, 1858, in Priemen, Kreis Anklam, Germany, and died at the home of her son Milton in Elkader early Thursday morning June 21st. The deceased reached the age of 76 years, two months and 15 days.

Mrs. Uecker came to America in the year 1868 in a sailing vessel which took six months to make the trip across the ocean.

On October 7, 1877, she was united in marriage to August Uecker of Elkader. After the marriage the young couple went to Dunkirk, N.Y., where Mr. Uecker had worked before, for a period of five years, as a tailor. This time, however, just one year was spent in Dunkirk, after which they returned to Elkader where they resided until their deaths. Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1930.

Nine children were born to this union. Three preceded their mother in death. Frieda, a girl of 13 years, died in 1895. Herman, the eldest of the children, met a tragic death when on June 14, 1919, he was killed by bank robbers while attending to his duties in a bank in Gary, Ind. Lawrence, a young man of 31 years, passed away after an operation, June 13, 1927. For over four years the deceased husband was confined to his home and bed, during which time his wife gave him unceasing attention and care. Mrs. Uecker was truly called upon to go through much sorrow and affliction, which undoubtedly helped to bring on her run-down condition, which finally caused her death.

The deceased had been ailing for a number of months, but was only confined steadily to her bed for the last week. All that was possible was done for her by her children, and especially by her son Milton and his wife, with whom she had made her home for the past three years. About a month ago she was take to Iowa City for examination with the hope of finding relief there, but to no avail.

Mrs. Uecker was truly a loving and faithful mother and will be missed greatly by her children. She was a faithful member of the Evangelical church and the Frauen Verein, and was a regular attendant as long as her health permitted.

She leaves to mourn her departure the following children: Mrs. Herman Becker of Gary, Ind.; Mrs. Henry Matt of St. Olaf; Mrs. Fred Chase of Hillsboro, Ore.; Mrs. Ray Fuller of Monona; Mrs. Zina Allen of Gridley, Kans., and Milton of Elkader. Two sisters, Mrs. Frank Hochhaus and Mrs. Jake Reinhardt of Elkader. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives and many friends.

Services were held Saturday afternoon at one-thirty from the home and at two o'clock from Friedens Evangelical church. The Frauen Verein attended in a body. Interment was made in the East Side cemetery, the Rev. P. Kitterer officiating.

Her given name appears in her husbands obit.


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