BENZ, Rosina 1831-1898
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Date: 3/1/2017 at 11:51:25
Mrs. Rosa Benz was born at Whittenburg, Germany, October 12, 1831, where she spent her childhood and early youth. She came to America and settled in Aurora, Illinois, in 1858, and was united in marriage to Mathias Benz at Batavia, Illinois, December 6, 1861. In the same year of her marriage she united with the German Evangelical church and lived a consistent christian all the rest of her life. Mr. and Mrs. Benz came to Iowa and settled in Grundy county in 1869, where they raised a family of seven children, four boys and three girls. Two of the boys and the husband preceded the good mother and wife to the better world some years ago. On September 11, 1898, Mrs. Benz departed this life at her home in Pleasant Valley township, after a long and painful illness. The surviving children and friends have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their best earthly friend.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 September 1898, pg 8
Obituary of Mrs. Benz
Rosina Benz, nee Eberlein, wife of Mathias Benz, deceased, was born Oct. 12, 1831, in Market Luestenau, Oberamt Chreitsheim, Wuertenberg, and passed away peacefully at her home in Pleasant Valley township, Grundy county, Ia., in the evening of the 11th of September, 1898, aged 66 years, 10 months and 29 days.
In the year 1856 she came to America, settling for a short time in Aurora, Ill., after which she moved to Batavia where she was converted under the labors of Rev. Bucks, and shortly after united in holy matrimony with M. Benz. In 1869 she came to the above mentioned place, living there until her demise. She was a faithful and exemplary member of the Evangelical Association. As a christian, wife and mother she was earnest and conscientious. Her great enjoyment was the service of God and without doubt, there will be some stars in her crown on that "great day" as a token of some who were influenced and brought to Christ through her prayers and life. In her many months of suffering she felt no greater loss than that of being deprived of the privileges of public worship. She leaves many friends and relatives besides five children, two brothers and one sister to mourn her departure.
The funeral services were largely attended and the undersigned spoke on the following subject in both the German and English languages, "What is man that thou art mindful of him." Psalm 8:4. May God bless and comfort the bereaved. --Rev. C. F. Hillman
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 September 1898, pg 6
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