SCHIERNBECK, Katharena 1852-1932
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Date: 1/7/2016 at 00:28:15
(March 8, 1852 - March 8, 1932)
March 10, 1932 Ida Grove newspaper:
Expired on her 80th Birthday
Mrs. Wulf Schiernbeck, Sr., Victim Tuesday of Short Illness with Pneumonia
Death came to Mrs. Wulf Schiernbeck, a venerable resident of Ida Grove, on her eightieth birthday, Tuesday, March 8. Her demise took place at 7:30 o'clock that evening after an illness of bronchial pneumonia starting last Friday. Mrs. Schiernbeck had been gradually failing for some time and had no resistance to offer against the encroachments of the dread malady.
Her funeral will be held Friday, March 11 at teh late home on Taylor street, at two o'clock. Rev. Mr. Keilhorn of Schleswig will be the officiating pastor. Interment will be in Ida Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Schiernbeck was a native of Germany and exactly fifty years ago this month, she and her husband left Holstein, Germany to come to America. They arrived in Chicago, April 1, 1882 and came to Crawford County the same year, where they resided six years. They moved into Ida county in 1888 when Mr. Schiernbeck purchased Fairview farm, six miles south of Ida Grove. Here it was no uncommon sight to see ten members of the family plowing or doing field work on the large acresage at the same time.
Mrs. Schiernbeck is survived by her husband, who will be eighty-two years old next July and by fourteen children: John of Battle Creek; August of Lodi, California; William and Wulf Jr. of Watertown, S.D.; David of Valley Home, Calif., Herman, Chris, and Frank of Ida Grove; Mrs. Dora Ehler of Ida Grove; Mrs. Anna Hamann of Woonsocket, S.D.; Mrs. May Hamann of Ida Grove; Mrs. Tena Lynch of Ida Grove; Mrs. Amanda Andresen of Ida Grove; Mrs. Louise Campbell of Ames. There are seventy-five grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren..
March 31, 1932, page 3, Ida Grove newspaper:
Mrs. Wulf Schiernbeck Sr.
Lay aside all her belongings,
She will never need them more;
She has gone to meet the angels
On that bright and happy shore.
She has gone from us forever,
She has climbed the golden stair,
She has gone to live with Jesus,
Forever over there.
When we see our own dear mother,
Full of tender love and care,
Taken from our embracing arms
How our aching hearts dispair.
Round about her grave we linger
Feeling 'tis so sad to go
And leave our dearest mother
Whom we loved and cherished so.
Dear Mother, how we miss thee,
How we loved thee none can tell;
But thou art gone to join the angels
And we must say farewell.
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