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Gager, Lana (Strunk) 1845 - 1932


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/2/2020 at 10:29:00

Clayton County Register, Thur., 05 Jan. 1933. Strawberry Point column.

Lana Gager, a former resident of this place, died at the home of her adopted daughter, Mrs. J. V. (Cora) Mohler, at Oelwein Friday, Dec. 23. Funeral services were held at the Brant Funeral home in Oelwein Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. B. Ackman, pastor of the Grace M.E. church, after which the body was brought here for interment in the family lot in the local cemetery.

Mrs. Gager, nee Lana Strunk, eighth child of David and Amarilla Strunk, was born in Michigan, January 15, 1845. February 5, 1867, she was united in marriage to Edgar L. Gager. Mr. and Mrs. Gager settled on a farm in Lodomillo township where they lived until 1882. One son, George Burton, blessed this union and preceded his parents in death in 1891. In June, 1882, Mr. and Mrs. Gager and George travelled overland by team and covered wagon to St. John, Stafford county, Kansas, where they took up a claim in August of the same year. Being one of the early settlers they experienced many of the hardships common in the early days as comforts of life were not known, being as they were, a number of miles from any railroad.

When Mr. and Mrs. Gager first settled on their claim they lived in a sod house, but they soon built a suitable home and remained there till 1890, when they returned to Iowa and later, after disposing of there property in both Lodomillo township and Kansas, bought a home in Strawberry Point, where they lived for a number of years. In 1912 they sold their property here and moved to Oelwein, residing there the rest of their lives. Mr. Gager died September 10, 1918, at the age of 83 years.

Mrs. Gager was a member of the M.E. church in her youth. She was a member of the W.R.C. She was a woman who was a quiet home body, with a kindly disposition and who was esteemed for what she was in her life endeavors and her principals and ideals.

She is survived by her adopted daughter, Mrs. J. V Mohler, two granddaughters, Mrs. Chas. McQueen and Miss Dola Mohler of Oelwein, and one great-grandson James McQueen, besides many other relatives and a large circle of friends.


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