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Minnie E. Schmidt 1890-1898


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/13/2010 at 00:35:35

Last Sunday morning at half past seven o’clock Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Schmidt and family were unexpectedly called to mourn the death of their little granddaughter, Minnie, who has lived with them from an infant. Little Minnie had the measles and the bronchial tubes closing up cause her immediate death. It was sudden and unexpected. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by her school mates. Her age was seven years, 8 months and 12 days old [dob July 15, 1890 based on caluculation].

The funeral services were held at the house where a large house full of friends assembled. Rev. Mr. Brown officiated, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Estherville cemetery.

Father when the mother asked
Where is our darling child.
When she cries around us
Tell her that I’m up in heaven.
(Weekly Northern Vindicator, Estherville, IA, March 3, 1898)

Schmidt, Minnie, the little grand daughter of V. Schmidt and wife died Feb. 25, 1898, aged 7 years and 8 months. Many hearts were made sad when it was known that little Minnie whom all had learned to love had passed away. Her illness was so short and her death so unexpected that it is hard to realize even yet that she is gone, that we no more shall see the sweet merry face. She will be most greatly missed in the schoolroom where she was loved alike by teachers and schoolmates. Though we feel her loss keenly we know that she is safe in the fold of the loving savior for Jesus said, “Let the little ones come unto me for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

The little one is gone,
Vacant the little chair;
And our hearts are vainly calling
For the one who is not there.

There’s an empty seat in the schoolroom
An aching void in the heart;
It is hard when we love her so dearly
From out little one to part.

But the blessed Savior gathers,
His jewels up one by one;
And we know that we shall meet her,
If we but win “Well done.” – Her Schoolmate

(Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 9, 1898)


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