BENZ, Rosa 1831-1898
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Date: 3/1/2017 at 10:51:25
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
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