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Wilhelmine Schimmelpfennig Bruns (1828-1917)


Posted By: John Bruns (email)
Date: 3/27/2020 at 15:54:01

Mrs. Dietrich Bruns

Mrs. Dietrich Bruns nee Schimmelpfennig, widow of the late Dietrich Bruns, passed away at her residence at 7:10 Wednesday evening on the 18th of April. Death was due to old age. The deceased was born February 10, 1828, in the province of Posen, Germany. She has been a resident of Keokuk county for over sixty years.

In May 1858 she was united in marriage to Dietrich Bruns, who was taken from her side to the dwelling place above in 1896, six months after they had moved from the farm and taken up their residence in the city. Mother Bruns leaves to mourn her loss six sons, William, Fred, John, Herman, August and Charley and one stepson, Mr. Louis Bruns. There are also three sisters surviving her: Mrs. Julia Becker, Rock Island, Ill., who attended the funeral, Mrs. Henrietta Fischer from Portage, Washington and Mrs. Augusta Oberle from Santa Rosa, Cal. Thirty six grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren belong to the family circle of the deceased.

She was a woman well known and beloved by all who knew her, a thoughtful, untiring and tender mother for each of her beloved children. As a member of the Evangelical Church she gave a splendid example of a faithful devoted disciple of Christ. As an active Church worker she always stood devotedly behind its pastors and faithfully united in every Church interest.

In her last illness she was sorely tried, but she proved hopeful and prayerful to the end. She brought her age to 89 years, 2 months and 8 days.

The last sad rites for her earthly remains were held on Friday, April 20, 1917, at St. Pauls Church, Rev. Keinath Officiating. The interment took place at the West cemetery.

In the graveyard softly sleeping where the flowers gently wave, Lies the one, we love so dearly in her silent grave. Deep will you sleep, dear Mother, It's sweet to breathe your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same.


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