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Lydia F. Korn 1858-1907


Posted By: Beverly Gerdts (email)
Date: 9/4/2022 at 11:53:20

Columbus Gazette, Columbus Junction, Iowa
Thursday, December 5, 1907
page 1

The terrible news come to us of the death of Mrs. Lydia F. Korn, at her home two miles east of Wapello, on Sunday evening last, the result of burns received Friday afternoon. At the time of the fatal accident happened, she was engaged in raking up the leaves in the door yard and burning them. In some way her clothing took fire and were literally burned off her body before the fire was extinguished. Drs. Grimes and Chittum were called at once and everything possible was done to alleviate her suffering, but all efforts to save her life were vain. She lingered until Sunday evening, when death came as a blessed relief to her intense sufferings.

Mrs. Korn was the widow of the late August Korn Jr., who died about three years ago. She was the second daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Brendie, the other daughter being Mrs. John Wehmeyer, who lives on the place adjoining Mrs. Korn's. She was born in Burris City July 17, 1858 consequently was nearly fifty years of age. Of her own family she leaves eight children, six daughters and two sons, as follows: Clara, Lillian, Alma, Anna, Esther, Freda and the sons, John and Charles. The funeral took place from the home Tuesday morning conducted by Revs. J. P. Hebner and F. J. Sternberg. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Mallory cemetery. A few years have wrought a great change in this family. Her father, J. G. Brendie, died from injuries received at the Wapello elevator; her husbands death followed a little later and now come her own tragic end.


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