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LANGNER, Elnora 1824 - 1896


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 3/11/2011 at 22:11:57

"The Fairfield Tribune"
Wednesday, May 6, 1896
Page 2, Column 3


.... May 2. Elnora ROEDER was born Feb. 24 1824 in Lurbach Baden, Germany. She came to America in childhood with her parents, and stopping in Ohio until 1843 she came to Iowa and was married to Louis STITZER the same year. Five children were born to them, of whom only one is living, Louis, at White Pine, Colorado. Mrs. Hannah PETEKER, St. Louis, died several years ago, and the other three died in infancy. Louis STITZER was drowned in Skunk River in the spring of 1851. Mrs. STITZER was married to John LANGNER Mar. 5, 1855, and five children were born to this union, of whom two died in infancy. Elnora died Nov. 6, 1892. William, who lives near Fairfield, and Mrs. Mary ACHENBACK, who lives on her mother's farm, were the only two children to mourn their mother's death. Mr. LANGNER died Mar. 27, 1894. She has lived near and about Four Corners ever since she came to Iowa.... Remains interred in the Hopkirk Cemetery.


"The Fairfield Ledger"
Wednesday, May 6, 1896
Page 2, Column 5


The morning of May 2d, a pioneer woman departed this life. Mrs. John LANGNER had lived in the immediate vicinity of Four Corners for 52 years. Her maiden name was Elenora ROEDER. She was born in Gurbach, Baden, Germany, February 23d, 1824, and came to America when quite a small child. She lived in the east for a time and came to this place in 1843. She was married the same year (1843) to Andrew (sic - John Andrew) STITZER, who was drowned in the Chicauqua River at Millspaugh's Mill, in 1852. Five children were born of this union, three of whom died in infancy. A fourth, Miss Hannah, married Henry PETTKER, a merchant of St. Louis, Mo., where she died in 1891. The fifth child, a son, Louis, still survives and is living at White Pine, Col., where he has a family. March 6th, 1855, Mrs. STITZER married John LANGNER, who preceded her to the silent land about two years ago (sic - in March, 1894). Of this union there were also born five children, of whom two died in infancy and the third, Miss Ella, passed away November 5th 1892 at the age of 36. The remaining children are William LANGNER, living near Fairfield, and Mrs. Wm. ACHENBACH, who resides with her husband on the old homestead. Deceased.... would often talk of the trials and hardships of pioneer life in Lockridge township.... The remains were laid at rest in the family burying place in the Hopkirk cemetery Sunday.

*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I am not related to the person(s) mentioned.

Note: Jefferson County Marriage Records show Elnora RODER marrying John A. (not Louis) STITZER on July 9, 1843. She then married John LANGNER on March 6, 1855.


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