HEINRICH, Theodora 1864-1941
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Date: 1/21/2015 at 20:02:44
Mrs. C. Heinrich Dies Six Weeks After Husband
Mrs. Carl Heinrich died at her home in Wellsburg about nine o'clock Sunday night. Eight days before she was stricken with paralysis which disabled her left side and deprived her of speech. The attending physician gave little hope that she could recover from the first strike and that a second might follow any time from which it would not be possible for her to survive.
Mrs. Heinrich's death followed that of her husband, Rev. Carl Heinrich, who died on the afternoon of Christmas day after an illness of but three days.
Funeral services were held from the home at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon and later at the Lutheran church of Shiloh township where her husband served as pastor for so many years. The services were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Heinz, assisted by other neighboring ministers. Burial was beside the husband, one son and one daughter who preceded her in death. There was a very large attendance at the funeral service.
Native of Holstein
Mrs. Heinrich was a native of Holstein, Germany. She grew to womanhood there. Her maiden name was Theodora Thortzen. She and Rev. Heinrich were married in the land of their birth. Shortly after the marriage they came to America. They spent their first six months in this country in Chicago where Rev. Heinrich took post-graduate work at a theological school. While in Chicago Rev. Heinrich received and accepted a call to a Lutheran church at Walsh, Ill., where the family remained for eleven and a half years and where the children were born. While at Walsh, Ill., Rev. Heinrich accepted a call to become pastor of the Lutheran church in Shiloh township where they made their permanent home. Mrs. Heinrich possessed a fine Christian character and she was a big help to her husband during the many years that he served as a minister. She was beloved by all who knew her.
Surviving are the sons, John and Carl from Wellsburg and Gus from Clear Lake. There are eight grandchildren.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 February 1941, pg 9
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