MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 483
submitted by Ronna Thuman, December 12, 2007
DEATH OF MRS. D. S. STERNEMAN.
With unfeigned sorrow the friends of Mrs. D. S. Sterneman will learn of that estimable lady’s demise, which occurred yesterday afternoon. For some time she had been afflicted with tumor and on Tuesday last she submitted to an operation for its removal, which was successfully done and the patient seemed to be recovering nicely from the shock, when heart failure set in and sealed the inevitable decree that comes to all mortals. Mrs. Sterneman was born and reared in Muscatine. Her maiden name was Miss Cora Brown, she being a daughter of the late William Brown, one of the early manufacturers of the city, being proprietor of the Nevada Flouring Mills. She possessed lovable traits of character, being cheerful and amiable and kindly disposed toward all. She was true in all the relations of life, a loving wife, indulgent mother and a helpful neighbor and devoted friend, ever ready to comfort by word or deed of kindness those about her. She will be sadly missed.
Decedent was born in June, 1860, and consequently was in her 43d year. In August 1882, she was united in marriage with David S. Sterneman, who with two daughters sur….Bopp, of Nebraska, and a half brother, Henry Brown, of this city, also mourn her going. Socially, Mrs. Sterneman was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, auxiliary to the N. W. A. Religiously she was a devout and faithful adherent of the Catholic church, being a life-long member of the congregation of St. Matthias.
The funeral is appointed to take place on Friday morning at 9 o’clock, Rev. George Giglinger, of Davenport, conducting the solemn rites.
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