MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 251
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Aug. 27, 2007
At 10 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, 1888, at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Mrs. S. ELLA NEIDIG, wife of Benjamin F. Neidig, aged 40 years and 5 mos.
Deceased was born in Cincinnati, April 18, 1848, where she grew to womanhood, graduating from the Woodward High School in that city in 1869. The same year she removed with her parents to Muscatine. For four years she very acceptably and faithfully filled the position of assistant principal in the No. 2 (1st ward) school and on April 19, 1874, she was united in marriage to B. F. Neidig.
Deceased was the eldest daughter of the late Henry Climer and is survived by her husband, mother, a sister, Miss Laura Climer, of Chicago, three brothers, Chas., of Muscatine, Frank, of Chicago, and Edwin, of Kansas City, and two daughters, Elsie, aged 8 ½ , and Bertha, aged 7.
Mrs. Neidig had been in poor health for some time, having had a disease of the brain for which, some months ago, she was taken to Mt. Pleasant for treatment.
The immediate cause of her death was apoplexy and she was unconscious from Friday morning until her death Sunday night.
Until afflicted with ill health, Mrs. Neidig was all that a devoted wife, mother and friend could be, receiving and meriting the love and respect of her friends and acquaintances and always dearly beloved by all near to her by the ties of nature. In her death her friends and relatives experience a grief not soon assuaged.
The date of the funeral will not be set until relatives are heard from. The remains were -------
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