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Schurtzman, Agnes C. (Scrogum) 1867-1926


Posted By: Chuck Runneberg (email)
Date: 6/25/2007 at 00:24:56

North Iowa Times, July 1926
McGregor Public Library

Agnes Christine Scrogum, first child of J.H. and Charlotte Fischer Scrogum, was born at North McGregor Iowa, May 5, 1867.

December 27, 1886, she was united in Marriage to Hermon Amos Schurtzman. To them were born two sons, Amos and Alvin, and a daughter, Evelyn who passed away November 13, 1897, aged nine years.

Mrs. Schurtzman passed away at the McGregor Hospital at six, o'clock Friday evening July 23, 1926, aged fifty-nine years, two months, and eighteen days.

The passing of this dear friend was to the community where her whole life was lived, a dreadful shock, as few knew she was ailling.

Her habitual cheerfulness, and pleasent greetings endeared her to a legion of friends, as they did to the relatives and the loved ones of her own fireside.

A friendship for over fourty-five years duration taught the great strength of character this christion woman posessed. She lived for all thoughs near and dear, that their days might be filled to overwhelming with her everlasting love.

She lived daily the creed of Faith, Hope, and Charity, and in every hour of her life wronght the three in circle of love and well doing, for others ever forgetting self, that she might the better assist in any sphere where needed. On every side her ministrations will be missed. A hand-clasp hear, a kind word there, and to all a hearty "May God Bless you" that brought comfort to many a sorrowing one.

Forty years ago Mrs. Schurtzman united with the Methodist Episcopal church and has been a faithful member, doing for everyone, whatever she felt the Master would wish her to do for His sake.

Rev, Prescott, in his sermon spoke of the mute testimony of her great love for her loved ones, portrayed in the beauties of her home, in that she always had their love and comfort in her mind. She surely lived the beautiful teachings of the twenty-third Psalm, which the pastor read as a subject for his discourse

The services were held at the residence, as this had always been her wish when the Master should call her to that bourne whence no one returns, and where is eternal sunshine with God's great love and reunion with her loved daughter.

Mrs. Schurtzman was the beloved president of the Ladies Aid Society, where she never missed meeting the members who were in every sence, coworkers.

A member of the Foreign Missionary Society, she was an energetic worker, feeling that she could help to spread Christianity in far countries.

She was also a charter member of Wodman Circle, Maple Leaf Grove 159, and in this letting her influence for the good of others reach out a helping hand.

The great concourse who gathered at the home Monday afternoon to attend the last sad rites filled the house and grounds to over- flowing. the pastor . who was called from a far distance to minister to one of his faithful members, delivered a splendid tribute to her life of well-doing, although we know not the day or hour when the Master calleth, she lived in readiness.

The beautiful flowers and emblems, mute testimonials of the esteem in which she was held by friends here and afar.

After the services the members of the Ladies Aid Society formed in two lines. and the casket bearers; John Burke, Tom Barr, A. H. Langlie, Ed. Scott, A. Rousell, and Will Wingen. carried their beloved president on her last journey, past their lines. The parting of friends in the eternal rest where we will always remember her in Kindness and love for all.

The burial was made in Pleasent Grove cemetery, where the final services were a sacred memorial, a tribute of love and faith.

Those who morned the passinf of this loved wife and Mother, are her sorrowing husband and two sons, Amos and Alvin, her aged mother, Mrs. Charlotte Scrogum, three sisters, Mrs C. A Johnson, Mrs. M. E. Gready, and Mrs Fred Ross, and two brothers, Charles and John Scrogum.

Those who were here for the funeral were her sister-in-law Mrs. Getena and Miss Mayme Gatena, neice, Mrs. Marie Heaton, Mrs. Gilmore, all of Dubuque.


In appreciation of the sympathy and comforting words, and the many floral tributes in this our hour of great sorrow, in passing of out loved wife, mother, daughter and sister, we take this means in extending to you our appreciation of your kindness.



Mrs. Charlotte Scrogum







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