STEFFEN, Emma 1868-1928
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/27/2015 at 14:37:44
Death Of Mrs. A. H. Steffen
This community was shocked to learn that Mrs. Henry A. Steffen, of this city, had passed away Wednesday evening at about 8:30 at the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo, her death being very sudden and unexpected.
Mrs. Steffen was a victim of uremic poisoning, but her condition had not been regarded as particularly serious and on Wednesday noon she was taken to the hospital for treatment, passing away only a few hours later.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Presbyterian church of this city, Rev. F. O. Winslow in charge.
Obituary next week.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 November 1928, pg 1
Steffen Funeral Service Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Steffen, who died quite suddenly at the hospital in Waterloo, November 7th, were held at the Presbyterian church in Grundy Center Saturday afternoon with Rev. F. O. Winslow in charge. Burial was made in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Emma Steffen, formerly Emma Strack, died at Allen Memorial hospital shortly after eight o'clock Wednesday evening, November 7th.
She had suffered short spells of sickness for a number of years and on Sunday took sick with what was supposed to be one of her usual attacks of headache but Wednesday morning she took a sudden turn for the worse. She was taken to the hospital immediately but could not rally from the severeness of the attack, grew steadily worse and then passed quietly away.
Mrs. Steffen was born on the 28th day of February, 1868, in LaSalle county, Illinois, where her parents lived on a farm. In the fall of 1871, she, with her parents, two sisters and one brother, migrated to Grundy county, Iowa, and located on a farm in the northern part of Lincoln county. Here she dwelt with her parents until in the spring of 1890, when the family moved to Grundy Center. She resided here until her marriage on the 28th day of February, 1894, to Henry A. Steffen. They immediately took up farming and for the first year of their marriage lived on the Adolph Steffen farm in Washington township. The following spring they moved to the old homestead in Lincoln township and in 1907 to their own farm two miles west of Dike. They lived on their farm until September 1925, when they retired to Grundy Center and for a year lived with Mrs. Steffen's mother and then moved to their present home.
In 1881 she was one of seven children of the Strack family who were stricken with diphtheria of whom she was one of two survivors, herself and Mrs. Mary Steffen.
One child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Steffen, Vernon H. Steffen, now residing at Dike. Besides her son and her husband, Henry A. Steffen, she leaves in her immediate family a sister, Mary Steffen, a brother, W. G. Strack, both of Grundy Center, Iowa, three nephews, Ernest Steffen of Tulsa, Okla., and Colburn and Miller Strack of Grundy Center, and one niece, Mrs. Merle Mahan, of Webster City, Iowa.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 November 1928, pg 6
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