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EBERHARDT, Elizabeth 1846-1928


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Date: 4/18/2015 at 17:45:44

Elizabeth Plank, daughter of John and Gretchen Plank, was born in Klingestine, Wittenburg, Germany, on March 5, 1846, and died at her home in Beaman, Iowa, on Friday afternoon, March 23, 1928, aged 82 years, 2 weeks and 4 days. She was one of a family of three girls, all of whom are now dead.

When she was about twenty years old, she came to America and settled at Tipton, Iowa. There she was married to Henry Eberhardt July 18, 1867. Following their marriage they lived at Lyons, Iowa, for three years. They then moved to Tama county and lived in the Crystal and Badger Hill neighborhoods for 11 years. After this they moved to Beaman, where they have since resided.

To this union were born nine children, all of whom are living except their youngest son, Herman, who passed away a year ago last December.

Mrs. Eberhardt is survived by her husband and the following children: J. F. Eberhardt, Minnesota Lake, Minn.; Mrs. Pauline Eimers, Charles City, Iowa; A. H. Eberhardt, Beaman; Mrs. Bertha Moore, Beaman; Wm. Eberhardt, Beaman; Mrs. Amelia Jensen, Fort Dodge; Charles Eberhardt, Osceola, Iowa; and Mrs. Ella Miller, of Philadelphia, besides several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Eberhardt never united with any of the churches of America, but she had never discarded the Christian views and ideals she had obtained from her early religious training. She died fully confident of the saving power of her Savior, Christ Jesus, resting her soul in the promises of His abiding presence. Her religious views were the most admirable to those who had the opportunity to be closely acquainted with her.

The relatives have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of old friends and neighbors in their bereavement, and the entire community is saddened by the loss of a true friend.

Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. J. J. Snyder. Messrs. B. H. Rowe, Harry Wilson, Fred Bruene and Chas. Nickerson sang. The flowers were cared for by four granddaughters: Mrs. Helen Peterson, Mrs. Valeria Close, Mrs. Mildred Reasoner and Miss Myrtle Eberhardt. The pallbearers were six grandsons, Jay Hensen, Ralph Jensen, Milford Jensen, Carl Eberhardt, William and George Eimers. Interment was in Oakland cemetery.

Attending the services from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Jay Hensen, Waterloo; Mrs. Nick Carras and children, Cedar Falls; Heiko and George Eimers, Carl Neaman, Charles City; Milford, Ralph and Lou Jensen, Fort Dodge; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clark, Iowa Falls; Mrs. Mildred Reasoner, Mr. and Mrs. Will Eimers and daughter, Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Close, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Eberhardt and son, Forest, Osceola, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Newville and family, Hudson; Mr. and Mrs. George Pappas and family, Conrad; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Wittle, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Jake Wittle, Jr., Carl Wittle, Mrs. Baumgart, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Burt Nicholson, Mrs. Walter Glass, Mrs. Wilhelm and Mrs. Kline, Marshalltown; Leopold Will and son, Carl, and daughter, Anna, Mrs. Evans, Mary Rohde, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Griggs, of Gladbrook.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 March 1928, pg 16


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