STRICKLER, Mary 1803-1897
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Date: 3/2/2011 at 20:19:37
Mary Strickler was born December 21, 1803, in York county, Penn. She departed this life October 2, 1897, aged 93 years, 9 months, and 11 days. She was married to Jacob Strickler of Franklin county, Penn., May 10th, 1823. To them were born eight children. In 1845 they came west and settled in Carroll county, Ill., and in 1866 came to Grundy county, Iowa, where she lived until her death.
Her husband and four children preceded her to the spirit world and four children survive her--three sons and one daughter. She also leaves 49 grandchildren and seventy great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, to mourn her death.
She was converted when about thirty years of age and united with the German Baptist church, of which she was a faithful member until her death.
Among the relatives who were present at her funeral were: Geo. Lighter and family of Obrien county, Mrs. Henry Stein and the Misses Stine of Marshalltown, J. R. and family and William Strickler of Ivester, Ben Strickler and family and Mrs. Magee and family of Conrad, and her son David and family, and Jacob, with whom she lived for so many years and who have cared for her well. Too much praise cannot be given these sons and daughters-in-law and grandchildren with whom she lived, for their tender care of her. Her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Lighter of Obrien county on account of ill health, could not attend. Many other relatives in the county were present and a large number of friends. The funeral services were conducted at Alice church Monday, October 4, by Rev. Caperice of the German Baptist church. His text was Rev. 14:13. The remains were interred in the Alice cemetery.
"Once more the gates have opened
In the home of angels blest,
Once more the heavy laden
And the weary find rest."
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 October 1897
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