MULLER, Eliza (1852-1930)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/2/2020 at 14:41:38
(July 28, 1852 – April 16, 1930)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Apr 17, 1930, p.1
Pioneer Mother Taken By Death
Mrs. Eliza Muller of Ida Grove Was in Her 78th Year. Sick Two Weeks
Mrs. Eliza Weil Muller passed away at her home on Quimby St., Wednesday morning, April 16, after an illness of two weeks. Eliza Weil was the eldest daughter of Frederick and Sophia Weil. She was born at Clayton Center, Iowa, July 28, 1852. She attained the age of 77 years, 8 months and 19 days. At the age of 14 she moved to Benton County with her parents. Here she grew to womanhood and was united in marriage to W. K. Muller, September 12, 1872. It was their privilege to walk the path of life together for over 54 years. They moved to Ida County in the spring of 1884 to the farm now occupied by their youngest daughter. They remained on the farm until February 26, 1915. They then moved to their late home on Quimby Street. Her husband preceded her in death April 25th, 1927. Their union was blessed with 11 children: Fred and Lovina preceding her in death. The others are: Theodore and Arnold of LaJunta, Colo.; John and Henry of Dell Rapids, S. D.; Walter of Ida Grove; Mrs. T. W. Miner of Spirit Lake; Mrs. Bert Ludwig of Battle Creek; Mrs. Jens Graversen and Miss Anna, at home, who tenderly cared for her mother in her declining years. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church and remained true to this faith. Although unable to take an active part, she was always willing to do all within her power. Mrs. Muller was a true pioneer. She was born in a log cabin on the banks of the Turkey River. At the age of 11 years, she being the oldest, helped her mother care for her two brothers and sister, while the father served in the Union Army. At the age of 14 the family moved to Benton County, Iowa, in a covered wagon to make their home on the raw prairie 2 ½ miles north of Blairstown. In 1884, Mr. and Mrs. Muller with a family of small children, came to Ida County again to make their home on the prairie. She saw many stages of progress, from log cabin with earthen floor to our present homes. In her early home she often assisted her mother in making tallow candles, then their only light. She leaves to mourn her death her nine children, one brother, T. H. Weil of Blairstown; 30 grandchildren and four great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, a good neighbor, considerate friend, who will be much missed in her home and community. The funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 at the home, conducted by Rev. J. H. Iversen.
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