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Roe, Anne (Riniker) 1866-1935


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 10/26/2017 at 10:03:40

Clayton County Register, Thur., 25 Apr. 1935.

Guttenberg: The body of Mrs. John Roe (nee Riniker) of North Buena Vista, who had been missing since March 21st, was found in the Mississippi river a short distance north of Dubuque, Sunday evening.

The Identity of the body was established by a Bible found on the clothes of the woman. Her name was written in the inside of the Bible. The body was discovered by two brothers, Roy and Lee Sprengelmeyer, of Dubuque. It was found approximately 1,000 feet out in the river entangled among some willows at a dam. The body was in a badly decomposed condition.

The victim was wearing a black fur coat, black dress, trimmed with white lace, black golashes, white gloves, and dark tan stockings. Suicide was hinted at the time of Mrs. Roe's disappearance, March 21, although members of her family could advance no reason for her disappearance. No coroner's inquest was held, as it was considered a plain case of drowning.

The last time she was seen alive, according to authorities, she was walking along the railroad tracks in the vicinity of her home in the direction of the river, on March 21.

Mrs. Roe was a life-long, highly esteemed resident of North Buena Vista. She was 69 years old at the time of her death. She was married to John Roe, who preceded her in death in 1927. One daughter has also preceded the mother in death. Since the death of her husband, she had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Earl Brahm, at North Buena Vista.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Glen Lowe of Guttenberg, Mrs. Earl Brahm of North Buena Vista, and Mrs. John Heiden of Holy Cross; two sons, John Roe of Cassville, Wis., and Emery Roe of Guttenberg; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Potter of Dubuque, and Mrs. A. Lorin of Stevens, Minn.; a number of grandchildren and many other relatives and friends by whom she will be sadly missed.

The body was taken to North Buena Vista for burial, where the funeral was held on Tuesday with interment in the North Buena Vista cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Lowe were in attendance at the funeral.


Note: burial is in Immaculate Conception cemetery. The dates on her gravestone are 1866-1935.


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