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Rosella Anna Miller Schnittger 1861-1916


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/25/2010 at 23:20:15

Rosella Miller Schnittzger [Schnittger], wife of Theo. Schnittger, one of Emmet county’s prominent farmers, died at the hospital in this city on Monday last. Mrs. Schnittzger underwent an operation over a week ago, and was apparently improving. She was born in Des Moines county on November 4th, 1861, and was married to Theo. Schnittzger on December 1, 1882. To this union were born ten children, five girls and five boys. She also leaves six brothers and two sister in southern Iowa, to mourn her death. Mr. and Mrs. Schnittzger have been residents of this county since December 2, 1892, and have made a host of friends in this pat of the county.

The funeral services will be held at the M.E. church, Thursday afternoon, at two o’clock, the Rev. F. F. Case officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in the East Side cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, January 26, 1916)

Mrs. Theo. Schnittger
What a mystery the future is to all! How little we realize what the morrow brings forth. The news of the sudden death of Mrs. Theo. Schnittger at the city hospital Monday morning between eleven and twelve cast a gloom over the homes of all who knew her. She had been in the hospital but a short time and her loved ones hoped she would be brought home well and strong again. But an operation disclosed that the life blood was being sapped by a cancer on the liver. Although they tried to cheer her before taking her to the hospital she said she knew she would never return home alive. What a struggle the brave mother put forth to be saved for her little flock, but all to no avail. Her spirit passed to its reward Monday morning.

Mrs. Schnittger was a loving example of true motherhood. All her life’s work is a monument of sacrifices for the ten children she brought to this world. Starting married life in the early days of hardships she toiled unceasingly by the side of her husband both indoors and out. But the strong frame gave away at last and the Wise Father claimed his own.

She leaves to mourn her death a husband and nine children: Mrs. Clive Davis of northern Minnesota, Mrs. John McCormick of Laurens, Arthur, Clarence, Ellen, Will, Tillie, Theo and Mabel.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. F. Case at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at two o’clock and interment made in Oak Hill [East Side] cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 26, 1916)


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