ESSIG, Emma 1863-1950
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/7/2015 at 23:10:23
Last Rites For Mrs. Emma Essig
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church in Eldora for Mrs. Emma Sayer Essig, a long time resident of Grundy county, who died at Eldora on Tuesday of last week. The services were conducted by Rev. L. R. Ehlert, pastor of the Eldora Methodist church, assisted by the Rev. Walter Heisey, pastor of the Church of the Brethren at Ivester. Burial was in the Melrose cemetery. She was 86 years old.
Came to Grundy County 84 Years Ago
Mrs. Essig's maiden name was Emma Sayer. She was born in Henry county, Ill., and came to Grundy county with her parents 84 years ago. They located on a farm in Melrose township where she spent much of her active life. On Dec. 24, 1884, she was married to John Essig. The couple made their home on a Melrose township farm until 1914 when they moved to Eldora. The husband died in Eldora in 1941. A daughter, Alta Boike, and a son, Frederick, preceded the mother in death.
Surviving are one son, John, of Grundy Center, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Emma Oral Sayre, daughter of Solomon and Paulina Sayre, was born in Henry county, Ill., on Oct. 29, 1863, and died in Eldora on June 27, 1950, after a lingering illness. She had been bedfast since May 4, and had been blind for nearly 30 years. Mrs. Bertha Fuller had been her constant companion since Mr. Essig's death.
At the age of 3, in 1866, she made the trip with her parents in a covered wagon to the Ivester community in Grundy county where they settled.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 July 1950, pg 11
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