MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 481
submitted by Ronna Thuman, December 12, 2007
Kunegunda K. Will was born in Bavaria, Germany, Oct. 9, 1823, and came to this country with her parents in 1838ocating in Muscatine, Iowa, the following year, where she resided up to the time of her death, aged 78 years, 7 month and 7 days, at 5 o’clock a. m., May 16, 1892, at the home of her son-in-law, H. G. Smith, of Summit, Ia. The immediate cause of her death was organic heart disease and gangrene. In the year 1842, she was married to Charles Newman, who died in the year 1850.
Oct. 5, 1851, she was united in marriage to Fred F. Kaufmann, who preceded her in death July 1, 1897. At the age of 14 years she united with the Lutheran church, of which she has been a faithful member. She was patient during her afflictions and severs sufferings until she peacefully passed away to her eternal rest, of which she often spoke, and longed for. She chose her funeral text from Philippians, 1st chapter, 21st verse—“For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
She leaves beside a host of friends five children and ten grandchildren, the former being Mrs. Frances E. Will of Muscatine, Mrs. Lou R. Fishburn and Mrs. Kate M. Smith, of Bloomington township, and Fred G. Kaufmann, of Moscow township, and Mrs. Henrietta D. Daut, of Cedar county. Beside two brothers, Joe Will, of Muscatine, Iowa, and Christian Will, of St. Joseph, Mo.
The funeral was held at North Prairie church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, being largely attended, with interment at Klein cemetery.
Card of Thanks
The children desire to express their heartfelt thanks to all the friends and neighbors who have so kindly assisted them during the late sickness of their beloved mother, please accept their many thanks of help, kind words and sympathy.
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