REISINGER, Mary E. 1841-1932
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/6/2015 at 15:16:55
Mrs. Reisinger, Old Grundy Resident, Is Dead
Mrs. Samuel Reisinger, a resident of Grundy county for fifty-seven years, died at her home in Conrad early Friday morning from old age and other complications. She would have been 91 years old on the 31st of this month.
Mrs. Reisinger's husband, a veteran of the Civil war, died a year ago. The family resided on a farm in Lincoln township in an early day. For the past 32 years they made their home in Conrad.
Funeral services were held at the home in Conrad on Sunday and later at the Alice church. Burial was by the side of the husband in the Alice church cemetery.
Mary Ellen Stover, daughter of Daniel and Catherine Stover, was born July 31st, 1841, at Forreston, Ogle county, Illinois. She was married to Samuel Y. Reisinger at Forreston, Sept. 26, 1867. Her husband preceded her in death on April 15, 1931, at the age of 90 years, 5 months and 4 days.
To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Myrtle Stevens, who preceded her parents in death on Nov. 16, 1916, and Mrs. L. J. Gohner of Conrad, Iowa. Eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Reisinger was the last surviving member of her family.
The Reisingers moved to Grundy county, Iowa, in 1875, locating on a farm in Lincoln township, afterwards moving to the Alice community where they lived for 15 years.
Mrs. Reisinger was converted in 1856 under the preaching of Elder Roe of the United Brethren Church, of which church she was a member for many years, later uniting with the Alice Church of God, of which she was a consistent member. Sister Reisinger's faith was well established in her Lord and Savior, whom she served faithfully, in spite of many trials and discouragements, incident to pioneer life, for a period of 76 years of her life.
She was a faithful and devoted wife, and a loving mother, always sharing with her husband the hardships of a pioneer life and retaining that optimistic and cheerful disposition to the end. Like her husband she possessed an unusual degree of vitality which lengthened her years far beyond the allotted span of life.
Another family of pioneers which contributed their full share to the development of our fine community have gone to their eternal home, but their memory will be cherished by all who know them, and their works do follow them.
"Servant of God, well done,
Thy glorious warfare passed;
The battle fought, the victory won,
And thou art home at last."
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 July 1932, pg 6
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