Emma Stoecker

1884 - 1951

Emma died in 1951 at the age of 66; she was born in June 1884 in Floyd county, Iowa.

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She was listed in the 1902 Charles City Public School annual as a senior.

The photo of Emma was likely taken about 1910 to 1914, give or take. Ned Townsend was a photographer in Charles City from about 1900 to about 1914. Emma was listed in the 1911 City Directory for Charles City; she was listed as a teacher, living with her parents at 402 Cedar.

In the 1920 Federal Census, she was listed as a roomer, living with Fred and Henrietta Otto on Gilbert Street in Charles City, Iowa. The photo of Emma probably fell into the hands of the Otto's at about that time. The Otto's were the great-great-grandparents of Betty Silvia, who provided this information and photo to Iowa GenWeb.

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According to Emma's obituary in the Mason City Globe Gazette, April 18, 1951. It said she died at age 66, in Florida, while visiting her brother. The obituary was labelled "Former Rural Teacher Dies." She died on April 15, 1951, in Palatka, Putnam County, Florida. (See below)

Emma seems to have had many siblings; but she was never married.


 

OBITUARY

FORMER RURAL TEACHER DIES

CHARLES CITY -- Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Central Methodist church for Miss Emma Stoecker, who died Sunday afternoon at Palatka, Fla., where she had visited with her brother, Lee G. Stoecker, for the past several months. She was planning to return to Charles City when she suffered a stroke Thursday. The Rev. Howard F. Mercer, pastor of the church assisted by the Rev. Wesley F. Belling, retired minister, will officiate.

Miss Stoecker was born in Floyd county, daughter of John Adam and Barbara Stoecker. She was one of 8 children. An ardent lover of flowers, she was known for her generosity in furnishing flowers for shut-ins or hospital patients. She was graduated from the Charles City high school and attended the old Charles City college. She taught in rural school and at one time was assistant to the county superintendent of schools.

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Active in the Central Methodist church, Miss Stoecker served for a time as superintendent of the Sunday school. At one time she was a nurse's aide at the Cedar Valley hospital. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Bethsaida White Shrine, and the Women's club.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mary Meggitt, Charles City and her brother at Palatka. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

The remains will arrive in Charles City Thursday morning. Friends may call at the Hauser funeral home Thursday from 10 until 12 a.m. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

Obituary from Mason City Globe Gazette, Wed., 18 APR 1951, page 14

 


ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Emma Elizabeth Stoecker Gender: Female Birth: Jun 1884, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa One of 8 children 1885 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, USA Marital Status: Single 1895 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa Age: 11 1900 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa Marital Status: Single Relation to Head: Daughter"at school" Age: 16 1905 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa Marital Status: Single Iowa State Census Living with parents 403 Cedar Age: 21 1910 Residence: Charles City, Ward 4, Floyd, Iowa Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Daughter Household: Adam, Barbara; siblings: Anna, Emma, John - granddaughter Florence. 402 Cedar Age: 26 1911 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa City Directory: Tchr, living with parents 402 Cedar Age: 27 1912 Residence: Charles City, Iowa City directory: Living with parents; Barbara and J.Adam and sister, Anna. Age: 28 1914 Death of Sister Anna E. Stoecker (18781914) 13 Aug 1914; Madison, Dane, Wisconsin Age: 30 1914 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa City Directory: teacher, living with parents, 402 Cedar Age: 30 1915 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa Marital Status: Single Age: 31 1917 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa City directory: housekeeper, living with parents, 402 Cedar Age: 33 1918 Death of Father, Adam Stoecker (18331918) 9 Jul 1918, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa Age: 34 1919 Death of Mother, Barbara Elizabeth Ramer (18411919) 27 Aug 1919; Charles City, Floyd, Iowa Age: 35 1920 Residence: Charles City Ward 4, Floyd, Iowa Marital Status: Single Relation to Head of House: Roomer with Otto family. Age: 36 1922 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa City Directory: Clk Royal Union Mt Life Ins Co., 417 Clinton Age: 38 1928 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa City Directory: 417 Clinton Age: 44 1930 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa Marital Status: Single Relation to Head of House: Roomer with Pfefferkorn. Deputy County Super; 417 Clinton Age: 46 1931 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa City Directory: Asst to co. supt. of schools; 417 Clinton Age: 47 1935 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa Age: 51 1939 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa city directory: 204 5th ave Age: 55 1940 1 Apr 1940; Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Head Age: 56 1940 Death of Brother, John C. Stoecker (18761940) 22 Apr 1940 - Charles City, Floyd, Iowa Age 56 1941 Residence: Charles City, Iowa Age: 57 1945 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa City directory: 204 6th Ave Age: 61 1947 Death of Brother, Henry L Stoecker (18721947) 14 Mar 1947 - Manteno, Kankakee, Illinois Age: 62 1948 Residence: Charles City, Floyd, Iowa City Directory: 204 6 Ave Age: 64 1951 Death: 15 Apr 1951, Palatka, Putnam County, Florida (Information from FindaGrave memorial) Age: 66 1951 Burial: 19 Apr 1951, Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa Riverside Cemetery Charles City Plot: Block 18, Row 9, Section 049, Space 1


 

Contributor: Betty Silvia, June 2017