MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 471
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, January 7, 2008
DEMISE OF MRS. BERTHA GROSSHEIM.
Feb. 5, 1900 (hand written)
Mrs. Bertha Grossheim, for forty years a resident of this community, passed away yesterday morning at 6 o’clock at her home on East Front street. The decedent had been in broken health for the past seven weeks, but her illness was not alarming and relatives had no thought that the inevitable end was approaching. Comparatively well on Sunday evening, she arose yesterday morning apparently even better after a night’s rest, but a relapse came quickly and proved fatal. A few minutes before breathing her last, members of the family heard her call and reached her side shortly before the spark of vitality became extinct.
The decedent was a native of Prussia, having first seen the light of day in the Germanic imperial city of Berlin on June 23, 1827, and consequently reached the age of 72 years, 7 months and 12 days. In the spring of 1860 she came to Muscatine and during her protracted residence gained numerous friends who are deeply grieved to learn of her demise which is attributed to heart trouble and the infirmities incident to advanced years. Four sons mourn her loss: Max, a resident of Berlin, Germany, Alexander and Oscar, of this city, and Francis, of Chicago. Her sister, Mrs. Anna Junge, of Berlin, also survives.
The funeral services at the residence will be private and are to be conducted by the Rev. Klein, pastor of the German Evangelical Church.
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