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HERSHBERGER, Caroline 1807 - 1899


Posted By: Doris Challis (email)
Date: 10/26/2003 at 10:25:15

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Wednesday, July 19, 1899
Page 3, Column 3


A message was received in this city last week announcing the death of Mrs. Caroline HERSHBERGER (sic - HIRSHBERGER, throughout) at Centralia, Kan., the 11th inst. Deceased was the widow of the late Godfrey HERSHBERGER of Walnut township, this county, and, with her husband, was a member of the settlement of Germans which located there in the '40's, and to whose thrift and industry so much of the prosperity of that section of the county in later years is due. Mrs. HERSHBERGER was born at Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1807, grew to womanhood and was married there. The husband and wife, with two children, came to America a few years later, and in October 1849, located on a tract of government land in Walnut township. They resided there continuously until 1874, when the husband and father died. In 1880 Mrs. HERSHBERGER moved to Kansas, where the remaining years of her life were spent with children residing in that state. She was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom survive her. Mrs. J. W. MYERS, Mrs. Caroline ARRAS, Mrs. Minnie HEINTZ and Philip HERSHBERGER reside near Centralia, Kan., Mrs. Emma GROSS at Des Moines, John HERSHBERGER and Mrs. Margaret STAUB near Germanville, and Mrs. John A. SPIELMAN and Louis J. HERSHBERGER in this city. Mrs. HERSHBERGER had reached the advanced age of 92.....

Transcribed by Doris Challis from Jefferson County Records, Vol. 6. Not related to the subject.


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