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Rodas, Helena Sophia Fredericka (Sumvold) 1844 - 1931


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 11/25/2022 at 21:40:07

Clayton County Register, Thur., 03 Dec. 1931.

Helena Sophia Fredericka Rodas, nee Sumvold, was born September 08, 1844, in Gerteszagen Kloter Doberstein, Mecklenburg Schwerin. In the year 1887, she was united in holy wedlock to John Rodas. To this union six children, all boys, were born, two of which preceded her in death. The deceased was received into the church and in her infancy she was received through holy baptism, thereby made a child and heir of God, she was duly instructed and confirmed. Her whole life, as all pioneers, was a hard one, not having all the things as of today, but she was content and having God as her Lord she was rich, in fact richer than those who have all the wealth of the world and not God. She had her cross to bear, not only did she see two of her sons die, she also needs must see her beloved husband laid to rest March 22, 1920. Thus for 11 years she must battle onward alone. During this time she stayed with her children. She was up and around, able to help herself up to the time when she was smitten with a fractured hip about a month ago, when she was bedfast. Patiently she suffered until death relieved her Nov. 27, 1931, at 2 p.m. She leaves to mourn her departure, four sons, Henry, John, August and Fred, all of Littleport; four grandchildren and a host of friends. She reached the age of 87 years, two months and 19 days.

Funeral services were held Mov. 29th at the house of the deceased at 1 p.m. The remains were taken to the Evangelical Lutheran Hope church, where services were held at 2 p.m. Interment was at the Union cemetery at Littleport, the Rev. F. E. Damm of Elkport in charge.


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