Brehm, Dominika "Menga" 1829-1880
Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/11/2014 at 16:53:36
Note: According to family records her first name is Dominika, her maiden name is Janett, and her year of birth is 1829. She is buried in Floyd Valley Cemetery at Hinton.
On Thursday afternoon Mrs. Antoine Brehm, of Plymouth township, died suddenly and under somewhat mysterious circumstances. Mrs. Brehm had veen suffering from a complication of diseases insident to women, for some time and the fact preyed heavily upon her mind, resulting finally in insomnia.
Dr. Krejel, of Sioux City, was called, and administered remedies, among others an opiate to produce sleep. This last proved so disagreeable to the taste that for a time Mrs. Brehm was obliged to discontinue the use of it. However, later the lady again resorted to the drug to produce sleep, without much effect.
On Wednesday last Mrs. B. suffered from a severe hemorrhage, losing a great quanity of blood, but from this she rallied, and Thursday morning gave indications of improvement. Some time in the latter part of the day Mrs. Brehm was again overcome by weakness (as is indicated by the result) and she left the house, her mind wandering and unsettled. She had evidently taken several large doses of the opiate, and this added to the weakness natural after the great loss of blood, completely prostrated all her senses, and after walking a few steps she fell with her face close in the water of the Floyd, which passes near her home. When discovered Mrs. Brehm was lying in the position embedded above, still alive, but after fifteen or twenty minutes she quietly , peacefully breathed her last. A cornorer's inquest was held, and the verdict reached was that the deceased came to her death from suffocation.
Mrs. Brehm was a highly respected lady, well known to all the people down the Floyd. She came to Plymouth county with her family about twelve years ago. The funeral on Sunday was largely attended.
Wednesday, April 14, 1880
Le Mars, Iowa
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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