Judy Schacherer, infant died 1940
Posted By: Mary Ellen SIcard (email)
Date: 1/4/2012 at 20:22:49
One of Triplets Is Dead
Died Friday Morning at the Coleman Hospital Others Are Improving
The smallest of the Schacherer triplets, a girl [Judy], passed away at the Coleman hospital Friday [Feb. 16, 1940] morning at 4:45 a.m. At birth it seemed that all three of the babies had an equal chance to live but a chest complication which "limited" the breathing capacity of this one caused her death. At birth she weighed 4 pounds and seven ounces.
A private funeral service was held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Sternborg funeral chapel with Rev. Father Keane officiating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.
Mrs. Schacherer and the other two babies are getting along very nicely. The babies are being kept in an incubator and are now able to take a small amount of nourishment at scheduled periods. A special nurse has been on duty with them during the night. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, Feb. 20, 1940)
Triplets Are Born Today
Two Girls ad a Boy Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schacherer at Coleman Hospital This Morning
History was made at the Coleman hospital between the hours of 5:00 o'clock and 8:00 o'clock this morning [Feb. 15, 1940] when triplets were born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schacherer, who live five miles southwest of Estherville. The triplets, two girls and a boy, and the mother are getting along very nicely.
This is the first time in the history of the Coleman hospital that triplets have been born. As far as is known these are the first triplets ever to be born in Estherville. Dr. L. E. Collins was the attending physician.
The bay boy weighed 4 pounds and twelve ounces and the girls tipped the scales at 5 pounds and 12 ounces and 4 pounds and 7 ounces respectively. They were born by natural birth and are perfectly healthy and normal in every respect. Some mucous n the throat of the baby boy caused some excitement at first but that was soon remedied.
Mrs. Schacherer, formerly Miss Hannah Erpelding, entered the hospital at 5:00 o'clock this morning and the third baby arrived about 7:30 a.m. She had been told that every indication showed she would probably become the mother of twins but she was not prepared to make hospital history.
The grandparents of the triplets are Mr. and Mrs. John Erpelding and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schacherer. There are four other daughters in the Ralph Schacherer family. The twins were born on the birthday anniversary of their aunt, Mrs. Mike Erpelding.
As far as is known in the history of both the Erpelding and Schacherer families, triplets have never occurred before. A set of twins was born to Mrs. John Erpelding's aunt on her father's side but of late years there have been no "duplicate" babies.
It is doubted if the arrival of the Dionne quintuplets created much more excitement in Canada than the arrival of the Schacherer triplets did in Estherville. Both Mr. and Mrs. Schacherer are well known to people thruout Emmet county having lived her most of heir lives. The Vindicator joins their many friends in congratulating them on the arrival of their babies. he news has not only been broadcast through many local telephones and conversations but it was warranted to be of sufficient importance to be broadcast over most of the radio station news periods. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, Feb. 15, 1940)
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