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Trissler, Louisa Douglass


Posted By: Sheryl McClure (email)
Date: 11/26/2019 at 01:31:18

Louisa Douglass was born near Danville, Ill., Feb. 4th, 1830, and departed this life Feb. 23, 1913 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Hammill in Des Moines, at the age of 83 years and 19 days. She was married to Jacob Trissler Jan. 6, 1852, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Douglass near Danville, Ill. They resided in Illinois for 6 years, during this time two sons were born to them. Dorman and Hiram B. In the year 1858 they migrated to Iowa, traveling in covered wagons across the prairie. They settled in Decatur county on what is now known as the "Old Home Place," where the youngest son, Stephen A. now lives. After coming to Iowa they became the parents of three more sons, George L., Jacob L., and Stephen A. Having no daughter they adopted a child who is now Mrs. Chas. Hammill living in Des Moines. Dorman and Jacob L. and Stephen A. live near Weldon, Stephen living on the "Old Home Place, Dorman and Jacob L. both living on farms nearby. Hiram B. lives near Beloit, Kansas and George T. in Red Oak, lowa. They lived on the farm until 1882 when they moved to Weldon where they resided until her husband's death which occurred April 22, 1905. She remained at her home in Weldon until she became too feeble to live alone, making her home then among her children. She became a member of the M.E. church about the year 1880 and has since always tried to live a christian life. She was one of a family of twelve children having 9 brothers and 3 sisters, of whom only 4 brothers are now living. Her health has been feeble for several years and now that she has been called home, she will again be with her beloved husband and heavenly Father. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church Wednesday at 11 o'clock, Rev. Geo. E. Mitchell having charge assisted by the pastor, Rev. Hodgson. After the services the body was conveyed to the Metier cemetery where it was interred to await the resurrection morn. Mrs. Trissler was a good woman, a kind and loving mother, willing to help the needy end suffering, and a good neighbor. Six children, twenty-nine grandchildren. and twenty great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends mourn her loss. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.

The Leon Reporter, March 6, 1913


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