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Pierstorff, Sophia (Buschhusen) 1864 - 1936


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/7/2023 at 21:32:49

Clayton County Register, 28 Oct. 1936. Strawberry Point column.

Funeral services for Mrs. Chris Pierstorff were held at the Union church Wednesday afternoon, preceded by a prayer service at the home conducted by the Rev. Carrie V. Lucas. The pallbearers were old friends: Harold Deerflinger, Louie Schwartz, Henry Quitmeyer, Fred Hetzel, Wm. Seedorff and Wm. McFarland. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Same paper, column and date. The obit continues:

Sophia Buschhusen was born on May 26, 1864, in Warin, Germany, where she received Christian baptism before coming to America with her parents in 1867. Her parents located in Putnam township, Fayette county, where they lived until their death.

Oct. 12, 1883, she was married to Christopher Pierstorff. They began their married life in the home community of their youth and remained for 42 years on the farm home, moving to Strawberry Point in 1920, where they purchased a comfortable home and where death came to Mrs. Pierstorff Monday morning.

The parents and two brothers preceded her in death. Besides her aged husband, there are left to mourn the passing of a good and kind woman, three nephews: John Buschhusen of Cedar Rapids, Albert Buschhusen of Des Moines, and Will Buschhusen of Kansas City; also three nieces in Florida.

Mrs. Pierstorff was a great lover of flowers, and the home farm life. It is recalled that she was a great lover of horses and was a hard working, industrious woman, a good friend and neighbor. She and her husband attended the Union church during the years of their residence in that community, and since moving from there retained the interest in the same.


Note: burial is in Union cemetery, Putnam twp., Fayette co. IA

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