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Libbie Hoy Schaad, 1824-1904


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/14/2009 at 16:14:07

SCHAAD, Mrs. Geo. F. Sr.
Laid to Rest

Mrs. Geo. F. Schaad, Sr., died at her home in Estherville, Iowa, Nov. 9th [1904] at 7:20 a.m. in the 81st year of her age and was laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery Friday, Nov. 11, 1904.

Libbie B. Hoy was born in county Longford, Ireland, August 15th, 1824. She came to America in the year 1847, settling in Jamaica, L. I., where she was married to Geo. F. Schaad, on the 11th day of April 1849. Four children were born to this union, Chas. H., who recently died at Terry, S. D., Augusta L. (Fancher) of Lincoln, Neb., Eliza H. (Weir) who died several years ago at her home in Emmet county, and Geo. F. Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Schaad came to Iowa in the year 1856, first settling at Waterloo, removing from there to Algona in 1859 and locating in Emmet county in 1863, where they have lived continuously since.

The funeral was held from the Free Baptist church, Rev. McColly conducting the service. The pall bearers were M. K. Whelan, R. E. Ridley, Henry Coon, E. R. Littell, Geo. C. Allen and William Bartlett.

No neighbor or friend was ever in want of assistance without a ready response from Mrs. Schaad. Many a case of sickness and distress was relieved and soothed by her willing hands when the country was new and hardships great. She lived a Christian life and was sure of her reward.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: The Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, November 16, 1904.


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