STOEHR, Tjalda 1855-1901
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/16/2016 at 21:15:33
Tjalda Stoehr, wife of E. E. Stoehr, died at her home in Holland January 2, 1900[sic], after a long and painful illness of more than three months.
Deceased was born at Bunderhee, Eastfriesland, Aug. 25, 1855. In 1867 she came with her parents to America and settled in Ogle county, Ill., whence her parents, in 1875, moved to Grundy county, Iowa. In 1880, March 4, she was united in marriage with Mr. E. E. Stoehr, who with their two daughters, Linda and Hinderika, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franken, one sister and two brothers mourn the early death of the devoted wife and loving mother.
Last September Mrs. Stoehr, returning from a visit to Illinois, contracted a heavy cold, which resulted in a complication of diseases, the last being pneumonia. All that medical skill and careful nursing could do was done to save her precious life, but the will of the Heavenly Father in His wisdom proved to be different from ours.
The funeral took place Friday January 4, at 1:00 p.m. The pall-bearers were E. H. Holt, Hy Dirks, G. Tjaden, Asjen Freese, H. H. Frerichs and John Frerichs. At the church Rev. O. Saalborn preached the sermon from the text I Cor. 5, 6-9. Rev. Drake offered the closing prayer, and the largest assembly that was ever seen at a funeral in the community, took the last look at the departed.
The remains were then taken in solemn procession to the cemetery and with appropriate ceremonies were laid to rest in peace until the great morning of the resurrection of the dead.
We miss thee from our home dear,
We miss thee from thy place,
A shadow o'er our lives is cast,
We miss the sunshine from thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.
The family desire to thank those who kindly assisted during the illness, death and burial of the wife and mother.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 January 1901, pg 5
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