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Gartz, Angeline (Wilcox) 1853 - 1932


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 10/12/2018 at 11:41:54

Clayton County Register, Thur., 25 Aug. 1932. Strawberry Point column.

Funeral services of Mrs. Angeline Gartz, a former resident of this place but for several years of Oelwein, was held at the Brant funeral home conducted by the Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Hills of the First Baptist church. The remains were brought here for interment in the family lot of the local cemetery.

Angeline Wilcox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Wilcox, was born in Maple Rapids, Michigan, May 11, 1853, and passed away at the home of her son, H. J. Gartz, in Oelwein, August 13, 1932. She was one of a family of six children, two of whom are still living, they are: her twin-sister, Mrs. Addie Dunham of St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. Ida O'Brien of Lamont, Iowa. One brother, Marvin, and four sisters, Mary and Ellen having preceded her, and Melinda and Alice surviving.

At an early age she came with her parents to the vicinity of Fayette, Iowa, where she grew to young womanhood.

June 17, 1869, she was united in marriage to John Gartz who preceded her in death ten years. To this union were born the following children: Mrs. Mary Robbins of Canadian, Texas; Mr. Fred Gartz of Oelwein, whose death occurred in 1911; Mrs. Kate Grove of Oelwein; Lottie Windenburgh of Cedar Falls; Mr. H. J. Gartz of Oelwein; Mrs. Lizzie Sherman of Edgewood; Mrs. Neva Barnes of Waterloo; Millie, who died at the age of two years, and Gilbert who died at Camp Dodge in 1918. She also leaves nineteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In 1919 she with her husband moved to Oelwein where she has since made her home.

As a young woman she was baptized upon her confession of faith in Christ, into the fellowship of the Baptist church.. She was always deeply interested in Christian service, and was always in her place until failing health made it impossible.

Although busy with the cares of a large family, she still found time to nurse the sick and care for the needy. Even to the closing hours of her life her thought was for the comfort and well-being of others.


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