SUITER, Fredricka (1826-1930)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 8/20/2020 at 19:06:20
(1826 – July 18, 1930)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., July 24th, 1930, p.1
Was More Than 104 Years Old
Mrs. F. Suiter Leaves Great Number of Descendants. Died Friday
Mrs. Friedricka Suiter, whose age was past 104 years, the oldest resident of Ida County and one of the oldest in the entire state of Iowa, passes away Friday, July 18, 1930. Her demise occurred at 10:46 p.m. at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. H. E. Keith of Ida Grove. Her death came almost without warning to those about her. Friedricka Eichstadt was born in Clausdori, West Prussia, Germany, in the year 1826, where she spent her girlhood days, and remained there with her parents until she was united in marriage to William Suiter, coming to the United States in the fall of 1867. They settled in Lincoln Township, Audubon County, Iowa, where as early settlers, they engaged in farming, and continued to live in this community until after the death of Mr. Suiter in 1896. For the next few years she resided at Manning, Iowa, after which she made her home with her son, Peter Suiter at Holstein. In January 1930, she came to live with her granddaughter, Mrs. H. E. Keith, in Ida Grove, where she remained until the time of her death. To this union three children were born, Peter and Amelia, who preceded her in death, and Fred Suiter of Omaha. With this one son, she leaves to mourn her death, twenty-eight grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, a host of friends in Lincoln Township and Manning, Iowa, also mourn her passing. Grandchildren residing in this community are: Mrs. H. E. Keith, Mrs. Anna Sargent, W. E. Suiter of Ida Grove, John D. Saifer of Mapleton; Mrs. Cliff Wickey of Sioux City. Great grandchildren include Mrs. Stanley G. Nelson and Elizabeth Ann Suiter.
Mrs. Suiter was connected with the Lutheran church in Lincoln Township, being a lady of stalwart character, ever ready to help others. Although being retired from active life for the past thirty-five years, she was of the most cheerful disposition, and grateful to the kindness shown her. She was in fair health until about two weeks ago, when she suffered sinking spells which continued until the night of her death. Brief funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Moore mortuary chapel, in charge of Rev. G. W. Dunn. Mrs. Stanley and J. Mead sang. The body was taken to Manning for burial.
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