Schumann, Mrs. Amelia 1843-1935
Posted By: Plymouth CC
Date: 2/14/2004 at 12:15:58
Amelia Schumann Nonagenarian Is Claimed by Death
She And Her Husband Were Among First Residents In Stanton Township
Obit Amelia Schumann from the
Le Mars Weekly Sentinel June 20, 1935
Final Services Today
Came To United States In The Sixties
Mrs. Amelia Schumann, 92 resident of Plymouth County for sixty years, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Philip Held, of Hinton, Sunday morning. Death was due to old age. Mrs. Schumann was born at Stafield, Germany May 7, 1843, where she grew to young womanhood and married John Schumann, November 29, 1868. They came to America following their marriage and settled in Waukesha county, Wisconsin, where they lived for seven years and then came to Plymouth county. They were among the first settlers in Stanton Township and farmed successfully there for man years after surmounting the drawbacks and vicissitudes encountered by early settlers in the grasshopper years.
After the death of her husband she made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Anna Dobbert, near Struble. On the death of Mrs. Dobbert she went to live with her daughter at Hinton.
Mr. Schumann is survived by two sons, William Schumann, of Stanton Township, and Albert Schumann of San Diego, Cal., and two daughters, Mrs. Philip Held, of Hinton, and Mrs. William Reints of San Francisco, Cal. There are twenty one grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Mrs. Schumann was one of the pioneer women who helped build up the western prairie. Unselfish, considerate of others, she was a devoted wife and mother and home maker. In the early days when homes were scattered and difficult to access, no night was too cold or day too storm to deter her in kindly ministrations to neighbors in sickness or distress. The rest of this paragraph is blurred.
The funeral will be held this afternoon from Lukens Mortuary chapel at 2 o’clock and services conducted in the Hildreth church at 2:30 with Rev. Karl Kaupp officiating. Interment will be made in city cemetery.
Submitted by Madalyn Fuqua
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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