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Schrunk, Lucy (Hamann) 1847-1911

SCHRUNK, HAMANN, HAMMAN, HAMMOND

Posted By: Ken Johnson (email)
Date: 6/25/2005 at 16:23:08

Thursday, 2 November 1911, Guttenberg Press, Osterdock, p4, c3 and 4:

Lucy Schrunk, whose maiden name was Hammond [Hamann, Hamman], was born in Germany March 12, 1847. When she was five years of age, her parents came to America. On the way over the mother was taken sick and died soon after landing in New York in May 1853. The father and children located near Garnavillo, Iowa, where Lucy grew to womanhood. She was married to Thomas F. Schrunk Oct. 10, 1868. They began married life on the farm near Osterdock, improved it and built themselves a home and an honorable name. They are the parents of nine children. The [c4] first two born died in infancy. Two sons and five daughters along with their father and eighteen grand children survive to mourn the heavy loss of a beloved, devoted wife and mother and the community a sociable neighbor, a kind friend and a true Christian. Lucy Schrunk united with the reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on June 11, 1893, and she has lived a faithful life as a child of God. She died in the triumph of faith at 5 p. m., Oct. 24, 1911, aged 64 years, 7 months and 12 days. Funeral services were held at Bethel Church near Osterdock, at 10 a. m., Oct. 17, 1911, Elder James McKiernan, of Farmington, Iowa, in charge. Interment in the Bethel cemetery.

[NOTE: Her brother was John Hamann of Garnavillo township, who died in 1905.]


 

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