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Saeger, Ernestine (Mrs. Julius) 1849-1939


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 11/9/2019 at 08:40:57

Saeger, Ernestine, Mrs. Julius 1849-1939 buried in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church near Hull IA.

Lyon County Reporter of Jan 12, 1939

Mrs. E. Saeger Is Buried Monday— Ninety Year Old Woman Had Been Resident of Section Many Years— Mrs. Ernestine Saeger passed away at the home of her son, William, near Lakewood Wednesday evening, January 4, Besides old age, a stroke, which she suffered December 13 and which partially paralyzed her, brought about her death. Had she lived until Monday, January 9, she would have been 90 years old. She was the oldest member of Immanuel Lutheran church at Rock Rapids.

Mrs. Saeger, nee Winke, was born January 9, 1849, at Daber, Germany. Here she was baptized in infancy, and later instructed and confirmed in the Lutheran, church. She came to America In 1869, and united in marriage in October that same year to Julius Saeger of Chicago. They continued to reside in Chicago until 1882, when they came west to Iowa, and purchased or homesteaded a farm in Lincoln township, Sioux county, where they farmed for 30 years. Suffered Pioneer Hardships They went through the hardships of pioneer days such as drouth, chinch bugs and grasshoppers. Their first home was a dugout or hole in the ground and their second home a sod house, the roof of which caved in one night during a rain storm;

In 1901 they retired from farm life and moved to Hull where Mr. Saeger died in 1916. In 1920 Mrs. Saeger came to Rock Rapids to live, making her home here until 1934. Since then she stayed with her son, William, where she received the best of care. The last four years she practically was an invalid, and the last two years she was confined to bed. (Continued on Page Six) .

While living in Rock Rapids She was a faithful member of the Immanuel Lutheran church and the Ladies Aid of this church, and attended the divine services and the meeting of Ladies Aid regularly as long as her health permitted.

Many Survivors - She is survived by her children, Robert of Deadwood SD; William of Rock Rapids; Meta (Mrs. O. A. Barid) of Long Beach CA; Herman a Lutheran pastor at Mukwonago WI, Laura (Mrs. John McDiarmld) of Prince Albert Canada; Bertha (Mrs. Joe Jackson of Vienna SD; Clara Mrs. John Claerbout of St. Cloud MN; Ben of Alvord; 33 grand children and 20 great Grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Three children, Emma, Elsie and Ernest died in infancy. One son Julius preceded her in death in 1935. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, January 9 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, and were in charge of the pastor, Rev. E. H. Mueller. Music was furnished by the male quartet, composed of Lloyd Clason, Loren Grlesse, Arnold Olson and Carl Borman, and Mrs. Mary Thiesen with Mrs. E. H. Mueller accompanist. Two of her favorite hymns were used, “The day is Surely Dawning Near” and “O where is the Home of the Soul to be Found” Burial was in the family lot of St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery near Hull. The Lockwood Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.


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