MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 362
submitted by Tina Chown, Sept. 24, 2007
Monday, December 26, 1892, at 2:30 o’clock p. m. at the home of her son, Edward Henneker, of East Seventh street, Mrs. JANE LONGSTRTH HENNEKER, aged 80 years, 3 months and 11 days. In the death of this vulnerable Christian woman another of the old settlers of this vicinity is called to her eternal home, and who can doubt but that a bright mansion awaited her coming?
The deceased was born in Chester county, Pa., September 15, 1812, where she grew to young womanhood. She was united in marriage with the late J. B. Henneker at Kimbeton, Chester county, where they resided for five years. They then came west to Muscatine, arriving here May 25, 1846, and had since resided here, Mr. Henneker dying two years ago last September.
For several years past Mrs. Henneker had made her home with her son, Edward, and here she was taken sick with pneumonia last Wednesday evening. During her flv days’ illness she did not seem to suffer, lying in a drowsy condition, yet with mind perfectly clear when aroused. At 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon she fell gently asleep, surrounded by her surviving children. The deceased had been an interested member of the M. E. church for forty-seven years, uniting with that church the year before they came to Muscatine.
She is survived by eight of the ten children born to her. They are: Edward, of Muscatine; W. S. of Minneapolis; Mrs. L. S. Patterson, of Union county; Mrs. N. B. Cole, of Sweetland township; Mrs. E. R. Cole, of Creston; Mrs. P. A. Hill and Mrs. G. R. West, of Muscatine, and Mrs. E. Y. Paco of Sweetland township.
Brief services will be held at residince of Edward Henneker to-morrow morning, conducted by Rev. J. F. Robertson. Her remains will be taken to the Melpine church, where services and sermon will be held and the interment take place by the side of her husband in the cemetery near by.
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