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STRACK, Anna 1843-1926

STRACK, HARTMANN

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/28/2015 at 12:28:47

Obituary Of Mrs. Wm. Strack

One of Grundy's Pioneers Called to Her Final Reward

Gertrude Hartmann was born in Langederf, Germany, on March 14, 1843. When only 17 years of age she came to America in the fall of 1860 and located at Granville, Ill., where she made her home with an aunt. On Oct. 31st, 1863, she was united in marriage to Mr. William Strack, and located on a farm in LaSalle county, Ill., for three years. They then moved to Bureau county, Ill., and in August, 1871, they came with their four children to Grundy county and located on a farm in Lincoln township. Here they went through the hardships of pioneer life in common with all early settlers, and did their part in bringing forth a civilization and agricultural improvements, by which we of later generations have greatly profited.

In the spring of 1890 Mr. and Mrs. Strack retired and moved to Grundy Center. On December 11, 1903, Mr. Strack passed away, and Mrs. Strack has resided here ever since, with the exception of two years in Mt. Vernon and one year at Dike.

Nine children were born to the Strack home, one dying in infancy and five were taken away during a plague of diphtheria. Three children survive, Mrs. Mary Steffen and Mrs. Emma Steffen, and William Strack, all of Grundy Center.

Grandma Strack was a most devout Christian, broad in her views and up to the last few weeks kept abreast of the times with her daily paper and general reading and conversation. She has been a long time member of the Methodist church, which she always loved and faithfully attended during the years of health and strength. She also reared her family in this church of her choice. She loved to do for others and greatly appreciated the least little deeds of kindness done for her

For many months she had been a sufferer, and in the burden of pain of her advanced years and disease which had fastened its grip on her feeble body she often prayed for release from this life of suffering, and finally the morning of January 25th, 1926, before the shadows of the night had passed away, God took her to see the beauty and glory of the Sunrise in another and better land. Grandma Strack lived a good life and now is rejoicing in the crown of reward which she so richly deserves.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 January 1926, pg 1


 

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