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Shoepf, Margaretha 1883 - 1901


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/2/2018 at 16:26:34

Elkader Register, Thur., 31 Oct. 1901. Local News columns.

Mrs. David Shoepp [sic] was born in Wisenstadt, Bavaria, August 9, 1833, died Oct. 24, 1901. She was married to David Shoepp [sic] in 1860, and came with her husband to America in 1869. They lived for a few years in Clayton Centre, Ia., and then moved to a farm owned by Schmidt Bros., of Elkader, where they lived for 10 years. Being successful in this enterprise, they bought a farm on which they lived for 1_ years, to the date of her death. Five children were born to them, two girls and three boys, all of whom are married except the youngest son at home. Mrs. Shoepp was held in the highest esteem as a Christian woman, good neighbor and friend as evidenced by the large procession that followed her body to the tomb. The funeral services were held at the Congregational church, of this city on Saturday last, in both the German and English language. Revs. Seifert and Baxter officiating.

Note: The 1870 U.S. census & 1885 Iowa State census enumerate David & Margaret Schoeff in Read twp. The surname is spelled Schoepf on the 1880 U.S. census, which is how it appears on their gravestone in East Side cemetery.


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