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CONRAD, Mahala 1818-1898


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/4/2011 at 11:08:22

Mrs. John Conrad, whose husband was the founder of the pretty little town of Conrad, died at her home near that place March 4, 1898, at the age of eighty years. Her maiden name was Mahala Crecelins and she was a native of Indiana. She was married to John W. Conrad in 1837. They came to Iowa in 1853 and located in Marshall county, and came to Grundy in 1855, where they have lived ever since. Her husband and seven children survive her. Her life was full of beautiful works and is a noble example for her posterity. She had been an invalid a great many years and was one who was strong in her weakness. She blessed others and was a patient sacrifice to disease and suffering and thus set an example of christian fortitude not easily to be forgotten by those who watched the sweet life gradually go out. The family have the sympathy of the entire county and surrounding country in their loss. An old settler is gone and a familiar face will be missed form the community. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad are as follows: Jacob and Wm. Arthur Conrad, Mrs. G. J. Hurlbutt, Mrs. A. D. Wiley, Mrs. J. H. Glass, Mrs. D. Steelsmith and Mrs. C. W. King, all of whom are living and were present at the funeral.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 March 1898


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