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MATZNER, Julia 1839-1918


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/15/2016 at 18:49:53

Death Of Mrs. Julia Matzner

Cedar Falls, May 6--Shortly after 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon the long and eventful life of Mrs. Julia Matzner came to a close, following a lingering illness of nine months, due to a dropsical condition. The end came at the home of a sister Mrs. Frank Tostlebe, Sixteenth and Iowa streets, where the deceased was removed some six months ago, and where she was given the best of care and attention in hopes that the inevitable might be stayed. Her condition however gradually grew worse and for several weeks prior to the end she suffered intensely so that death came as a pleasant relief to her sufferings. For many years Mrs. Matzner made her home at 722 West Tenth street, until her failing health compelled her to go to her sister's. During these long years she greatly endeared herself to the neighborhood, all of whom deeply regretted her passing.

Possessing a sturdy Christian character her every day life was spent in prayer and with a sweet resignation to the will of her Creator she passed from this vale of sorrow to a life of eternal happiness.

Julia Thiemer, the subject of this notice, was born in the province of Moravia, Austria, Nov. 24, 1839. At the age of 25 years she immigrated to America, coming direct to Cedar Falls. In the year 1864 she united in marriage to John Matzner and shortly after their marriage the couple removed to Washington, D.C., where they resided for fifteen years. During this period the husband passed away. Shortly after the death of Mr. Matzner the sadly bereft widow returned to Cedar Falls, where she has made her home continuously until called in death. An infant son passed away shortly after the father's death. A sister, Mrs. Frank Tostlebe of this city, and a brother, John Thiemer, residing at Bruning, Neb., survive her memory. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Tostlebe residence, when a brief prayer service will be held, after which the remains will be taken to the Zion Evangelical church where at 2 o'clock the last rites will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. Haehlen. Interment will follow in the Fairfield township cemetery, six miles west of the city.

--Waterloo Times Tribune (Waterloo, Iowa), 7 May 1918, pg 5


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