MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 130
submitted by Neal Carter, Sept. 28, 2007
LOUISE W. LIZETTA REULING
On Thursday, Oct. 5, 1882, at her residence on Fourth street, Louise W. Lizetta, wife of J. A. Reuling, in the 48th year of her age.
Such is the sad sequel to the fateful accident occurring Tuesday, the 26th ult., from which she narrowly escaped death. In the act of handling a clothes boiler on the stove, the vessel lost its balance and its scalding contents were precipitated upon her person. Though escaping an immediate death as by miracle, it was hoped by her physicians early this week that she had passed the crisis and would surely recover. But a relapse occurred on Wednesday and from that time until the last it was known that her departure was near. She was conscious to the last. Unable to speak, she called her husband and children to her bedside, kissed them goodbye and passed away at 5:10 p. m.
Deceased was the daughter of John and Mary R. Schnier, and was born in Alswede. Prussia, October 5, 1834. She came to America in her youth, and was married to J. A. Reuling in this city June 29, 1851. Ten children have been issue of this marriage Ė Anna M., wife of J. W. Page, J. Risley, George, Lucy, Addie, Nellie, Ella, Walter, Charles and Emma, all of whom survive except the two latter, who died in infancy.
Mrs. Rueling was a prominent and consistent member of the German Lutheran church and was greatly esteemed by the society. But the great beauty of her life flowered by her own hearthside, where as wife and mother there were none in our city whose wifely devotion and motherly care and love surpassed her who is mourned so deeply at that home to-day. It is curiously related of deceased that she was born on her motherís birth day, married on her fatherís, and that yesterday was her own.
The funeral will take place on Sunday, at 2 p. m. from the residence.
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