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KLONTZ, Matilda 1858-1898

KLONTZ, MERICLE

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Date: 3/1/2015 at 18:29:40

Matilda Mericle was born in Hawkins Co., Ohio, March 7, 1858 and removed with her parents to Tama Co. in 1864. She was a graduate from the literary department of the Iowa College for the blind, completing a ten years course in 1884. On March 4, 1886 she was married to Peter Klontz. She leaves a husband and five children. Since her conversion in 1876 she has been a faithful member of the Presbyterian church. Her membership has been in the Grundy Center Presbyterian church since 1886 all of her own immediate family has passed away. Mrs. Klontz although almost totally blind and deaf succeeded in her home life in the face of seeming insufferable difficulties. She passed from an earthly Sabbath to the eternal Sabbath. The funeral was held from the Baptist church conducted by her pastor W. H. Jordan of the Presbyterian church.

--The Grundy Center Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 May 1898, pg 6


 

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