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Luchsinger, Barbara 1831 - 1916


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 11/24/2013 at 06:21:02

Elgin Echo, Thur., 4 January 1917.

Barbara Luchsinger was born in Schwanden, Canton Glarus, Switzerland, on July 5, 1831, and died at the home of her son, Melchr Luchsinger, December 26, 1916, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 21 days. In 1851 she was married to John Peter Luchsinger, who preceded her to the Great Beyond 15 years ago. This union was blessed with five children, two died in infancy and three, Mrs. J. J. Banwart of Anoka, Minn., Mrs. Fred Maurer of Forestburg, S.D., and Melchr Luchsinger of Elgin, with 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren are left to mourn the death of there beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

The deceased with her husband and two daughters came to this country in 1880 and has since made her home with her son, Melchr, near this city.

She was a true woman and had the faculty of making and holding friends and was loved and esteemed by all who knew her. There are many who will miss her council and kindly advice of Grandmother Luchsinger, but her good deeds will live in the memory of all.

Funeral services were held in the German Baptist church Friday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Wedel, and a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends were in attendance to pay a last tribute of respect to the one they had known and loved in this life. Interment was made in Elgin cemetery.


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