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Nichols, Anna Madeline (Oehrle) 1880 - 1949


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/23/2017 at 10:57:50

Clayton County Register, Thur., 14 July 1949.

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Nichols, 69, were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Witt funeral chapel to the Congregational Christian church at 2 p.m. The Rev. Herbert G. Kelly officiated. Burial was in the East Side cemetery.

Mrs. Nichols had been in ill health for the past several years and for the last two years had been cared for at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Fascher. Her condition became worse four weeks ago and she was moved to the McGregor hospital Saturday, July 2. She died there at about 11 o'clock Thursday morning, July 7.

Anna Madeline Oehrle was born at Elkport Feb. 17, 1880, the daughter of Christian and Mary Oehrle. She moved with her parents to Garber, where they operated a hotel. When she was 11 years old her mother died and she, as the oldest daughter, served as housekeeper and mother to the seven brothers and sisters. When a young woman she accepted a position as waitress at the Bayless hotel in Elkader.

On Dec. 30, 1905, she was married to Charles Nichols of Elkader, where they spent their entire married life. He preceded her in death in November, 1930.

Mrs. Nichols was a member of the Congregational Christian church and the Ladies Guild of that church.

She is survived by three daughters and one son, Mrs. Herman (Marguerite) Fascher and Mrs. Harold (Helen) Seeland, both of Elkader, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Pries, El Monte, Calif., and Lawrence Nichols, Marquette; also four brothers and two sisters, Herman, Los Angeles, Calif., Charles, Seattle, Wash., Lawrence, Dyersville, William and Emma Oehrle, Butte, Mont., Mrs. Leslie (Katie) Nichols, Waterville, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ralph Bente, G. J. Graf, Edwin and Rudolph Fascher, Eldo Wilke and Elmer Schulte.


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