SCHERNER, Christina 1855-1931
Posted By: Linda Balk (email)
Date: 1/6/2016 at 08:47:43
Christina (Schubert) Scherner,
July 19, 1931
Beloved Mother Called by Death
Christina Scherner Expires July 19th At Age of 76 Years
Holstein, July 29--Christina Scherner, Nee Schubert, was born at Witzwort, Province of Schleswig Holstein, Germany, on July 2, 1855. In infancy she was received into the Lutheran church by baptism. After due indoctrination she was received into communicant membership and given the privilege to exercise all rights of membership in the church.
On May 25,1874 she was united in marriage with Claus Scherner at Drage, which union was blessed with 11 children; 6 sons and 5 daughters. One daughter died in infancy and one son Detlef, died in 1909.
With six children residing in the United States the desire to be with them and to gather the family around the home hearth again became so strong that plans for emigrating to America naturally followed. However, before plans could be brought to materialization the husband and father died. Nevertheless, in the following year, 1901, the wife braved the journey alone with her four younger children and established residence near Holstein, with her elder children until she moved to town where she kept house for her son John until he established his own home. But she continued to maintain her own home, feeling fit and strong enough to carry on alone, even to caring for a large garden and lawn. Her strenuous outdoor activity up to two weeks of her death deceived even her children. Her suffering could be mitigated but not removed, and after being bedfast for only one week she departed this life on Sunday morning, July 19, at 3 a.m. at the age of 56 years and 17 days. She may well be called "one of the quiet ones in the land," modest and unassuming, home loving, yet she derived strength and happiness from these virtues so little prized today.
Her activity in church life was confined to attendance on divine services in her native tongue. She is survived by 5 sons and 4 Daughters with their respective families,
comprising 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. They are: Jacob of Alamo, N.D., Mrs. Marie Ackermann of Hartley, Iowa; Claus and Henry of Holstein; Hans of Calumet, Iowa; Mrs. Wiebke Jepsen of Sutherland, IA.; Mrs. Katie Schoer of McHenry, S.D.; Mrs. Sophie Moritz of Remsen, and John of Holstein. Also, one brother, Hans Schubert of Holstein.
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