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KOOBS, Margret 1880-1920

KOOBS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/29/2016 at 09:29:35

Margret Koobs, (better known as Hattie), eldest daughter of Wilhelm and Anna Koobs, was born September 10, 1880, in Bremen, Germany. She came to this country with her parents at the age of one year, coming directly to Grundy Center which has always been her home.

At the age of fifteen she entered the tailor shop with her father working there for over eighteen years.

At her mother's death she took charge of the large family of small children, and constantly having charge of some member of the family until her death.

A little over five years ago she was taken sick, never fully recovering, being a great sufferer most of the time, which she bore with wonderful patience and endurance.

Two weeks ago she was taken down with greater severity, and all that loving hands and medical skill could do was done, but she gradually grew worse becoming unconscious at about midnight Sunday Jan. 4th, never regaining consciousness, passing away at midnight Wednesday, January 7.

Hattie was baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist church of this city in 1898 remaining consistently in that fellowship until the time of her death.

She leaves to mourn their loss, nine sisters and two brothers, Mrs. H. M. Diehl, Mrs. Fred Hummel, Mrs. George Greonwald, Mrs. E. C. Stevens, Fanny, Will, Earl and Francis all of Grundy Center, Mrs. J. H. Whaley, San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Scott Murray, New Hartford, Iowa, and Mrs. Ed Slight, Bucks Grove, Iowa.

The funeral service which was largely attended, was held from the Baptist church Saturday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, J. C. Curry.

--The Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 January 1920, pg 1


 

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