Obituary - Anna Elizabeth Schleuning


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As already announced Mrs. Conrad Schleuning died on last Wednesday Sept. 14th. Death caller her from the scenes of this world in the midst of pursuing her dailey routine. She was away from home assisting Rev. and Mrs. Lutz Horn who was preparing to leave that day. Mrs. Schleuning was subject to heart trouble for many years. She always had a premonition that her end would come suddenly.

Mrs. Conrad Schleuning, nee Guenther was born April 6, 1842 in Repgeshain Hessen Darmstadt Germany. She came to this country in 1865 arrived in Fair Haven Feb. 6th of that year. On March 6, 1865 she married her surviving husband.

They reared a large family of children, of whom all are living but one daughter, Mrs. John Miller who died about two years ago.

The surviving children are Mrs. W. H. Spealman, of Rushville, Neb., Mrs. Henry Traum and Mrs. John Queckboerner of Salem, Mrs. William Lotz of Fair Haven. Two daughters Julia and Rosa are at home, and two sons William and Henry who are both residents of Fair Haven. Besides husband and children she leaves nineteen grand children.

The funeral was held on Saturday from her late home at one o'clock. Services were held in the Lutheran church of which she was a member. Many of relatives, friends and neighbors were in attendance upon the last sad rites.

In the death of Mrs. Conrad Schleuning passes from our midst one that had been a great help in the home, a kind neighbor and one that was esteemed by a large circle of friends. She was a devoted helpmate and a kind mother. Home and family was all to her.