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Braucht, Mina Agnes (Owen) 1870 - 1946)


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/22/2024 at 21:39:02

Clayton County Register, 21 Mar. 1946.

Funeral services for Mrs. F. E. Braucht, wife of Dr. F. E. Braucht of Elkader, who died at her home Saturday March 16, following a long illness, were held from the Witt Funeral chapel at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon to the Peace Evangelical and Reformed church at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Paul Kitterer officiating. Burial was in the East Side cemetery.

Mina Agnes (Owen) Braucht was born at Hastings, Mich., Feb. 16 1870, the first child of Dudley A. and Sarah Ann (St. John) Owen. At the age of 10 years she moved with her family to Battle Creek, Mich. She received her education in the public schools and the Battle Creek college, and graduated from the latter institution in the academic course in June 1892.

Sept. 12, 1893, she was united in marriage to Dr. F. E. Braucht. The young couple visited the World's Fair in Chicago, and her husband's relatives and friends at Aledo, following which they returned to Chicago where Mrs. Braucht entered the Women's Medical college at which institution she spent a year.

During the summers of 1894 and 1895 she took special work in the Battle Creek sanitarium to better fit her work with her doctor husband. May 01, 1895, she and her husband sailed from San Francisco for the South Sea Islands, where they spent more than eight years in the Samoan Islands and New _______. Two of their children _________ Samoa. The contin- ________ humid climate did not agree with Mrs. Braucht and in June, 1903, they returned to the United States. After a few months' visit and residence in Chicago where Dr. Braucht did post graduate work, they located in Omaha.

After a year, the urge of more needy and less fortunate peoples in other fields decided them to relocate. After investigating Central America they decided Mrs. Braucht and children should remain in the United States. On September 15, 1905, while Mrs. Braucht and children were visiting her father in Mississippi, a daughter, Marjoy Laota, was stricken with malignent malaria and died after an illness of 10 hours. This grief, which Mrs. Braucht had to bear alone as her husband was at the time in Central America, caused a wound that never quite healed.

From the spring of 1906 to the fall of 1911 the family resided in Wichita, Kan., where Mrs. Braucht served as matron and helper in various duties in the Kansas sanitarium. She was active in W.C.T.U. and various church work. In October, 1911, the family moved to Coleridge, Neb., where they lived for seven years. After World War I the family moved to Fremont, Neb. In each of these communities Mrs. Braucht took an active part in various organized Christian work.

In 1925 they came to Elkader which has since been their home. Mrs. Braucht was a member of the Peace Evangelical and Reformed church and was an active worker in that church and its various organizations as long as health permitted. She was greatly interested in youth and was responsible for the departmentalizing of the Sunday school, and many other improvements. She was also a member of the O.E.S. for many years.

Dr. and Mrs. Braucht had the privilege of celebrating their golden wedding anniversary Sept. 12, 1943.

She is survived by her husband, one son, Frederick A. Braucht, and one daughter, Dorothy Francis Braucht Johnson; also four grandchildren, Frederick Lee and Mina Jane Braucht, and Frederick Leroy and Patricia Linn Johnson, all of Chicago. Also two brothers, Herbert A. Owen of Honduras, and William C. Owen of Hollywood, Calif., survive her.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her sister, Mrs. Lura F. Fritzgartner.

Pallbearers were: John H. Maehl, Gus G. Olson, G. A. Sabbann, George Bente, L. J. Stallbaum and Chas. Gottschalk.

Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Frederick A. Braucht, Frederick Lee and Mina Jane, Mrs. Leroy Johnson and children, Frederick Leroy and Patricia Linn, all of Chicago; Andrew J. Douglas, Guy Douglas and Frank Greer, all of Aledo, Ill.

Photo is from Clayton County Register, 9/16/1943, published with their 50th Anniv. announcement


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