Miller, Elizabeth Gertrude died 1909
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/25/2021 at 08:47:53
Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 22 July 1909.
At an early hour Saturday morning, at the home of her parents, Mr. ad Mrs. Geo. Miller, occurred the death of their youngest child, Elizabeth Gertrude, at the age of nineteen years, eight months and four days. For eight long weeks she was a patient sufferer from a complication of diseases, and all that loving hands and medical aid could do was of no avail.
She was an exemplary young girl in every way, and her death, coming as it did, just in the prime of her life, has cast the deepest gloom over many hearts, not only those of relatives but a large circle of friends as well.
She received her education at St. Joseph's parochial school and at the Elkader High School. She has always been a faithful worker, having taught a few successful terms of school, with a bright and promising future still before her, only to be stricken down by death. She was honored and respected by everyone for she was always of such a bright and sunny disposition, winning many friends by her kind deeds ad loving words for every one, never complaining but always loving and patient.
Those who survive her to mourn her loss are her father and mother, three sisters and two brothers: Mrs. John Hennes, of Elkader; Emil Miller, of Omaha, Nebr.; Julia, Katie and Frank, at home, and many other relatives, besides a host of friends.
The funeral was held Monday morning at St. Joseph's church where Father Reilly officiated. He paid a high tribute to her noble character and his sermon left a deep impression on the large congregation. The profusion of floral tributes and the unusual attendance of friends on this sad occasion, silently and forcibly displayed the esteem in which the departed was held.
Six young ladies, friends of the deceased, served as pall-bearers: Theresa Hofer, Mary Hofer, Clotilda Roach, Susie Neylan, Genevieve Keleher and Rose Quinn.
The relatives and friends from outside who attended the funeral were Mrs. Hollenfels, Dubuque, Iowa; Emil Miller, Omaha, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Ortman, Anna Meyer and Jennie Musfeldt, of Littleport.
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