STAHL, Trintje 1846-1933
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Date: 9/15/2015 at 08:27:59
Mrs. John Stahl Succumbs to Old Age At Son's Home
Mrs. John Stahl died at the home of her son Herman in Colfax township Monday night. She had been in failing health during the past year due to her advanced age and she became gradually weaker. Had she lived until next Sunday she would have been 87 years old. Since the death of her husband she had been living alone in her home in Holland a good share of the time. Early in the fall she was taken to the home of her son where she expected to remain until next spring.
Mrs. Stahl was one of the early residents of Grundy county and during the many years she lived in this county she made her home in Colfax township.
Funeral services will be held at the home beginning at 12 o'clock Friday and later at Drake's church with the local pastor officiating.
Mrs. Stahl's obituary will be published in the next issue of The Register.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 November 1933, pg 1
Obituary Mrs. John Stahl
Mrs. Trintje Stahl, nee Smit, was born Nov. 26, 1846, in Simonswolde, Germany. In 1871 she was joined in marriage to John Stahl. To this union nine children were born, one of whom died in infancy. In 1882 the family came to this country, settling in Grundy county, Iowa, where they lived to their end.
Twenty-six years ago they retired from active farm life and moved to Holland, where Mr. Stahl died in 1918. From this time on Mrs. Stahl lived in her home until the last seven weeks when she on account of infirmities was taken to the home of her youngest son, Herman, where she peaceably passed out of life Monday, Nov. 20, 1933, at an age of 87 years less 5 days.
She was a communicant member of the Holland Presbyterian church since 1907.
She leaves to mourn her departure Jurgen, Holland; Fred, Austin, Minn.; John, Ocheyedan, Ia.; Mrs. Herman Abels, Jacob, and Andrew, Holland; Mrs. Henry Schoonhoven, Freeport, Ill., and Herman Stahl, Holland, 36 grand- and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. E. Drake, who spoke in both languages on the texts Phil. 2,10 and Eph. 1,6. Interment took place in the church cemetery. Prof. and Mrs. Primus sang two selections.
Following are those from a distance who attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stahl and sons George and Fred, Mr. and Mrs. Jurgen Stahl, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bohm, Austin, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. John Stahl, Tena and John, Ocheyedan, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schoonhoven, Mr. and Mrs. John Buss and Mae, Freeport, Ill.; George Westermann, Leaf River, Ill.; Mrs. Arnold Buss and family, Allison; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Snow, Conrad; Mr. and Mrs. Will Whitten, Rowan, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. George Hinrichs, Mason City.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 November 1933, pg 12
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