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Schirmer, Amelia (Eppens) 1867 - 1935

SCHIRMER, EPPENS, WHITE, FONDA, IHM

Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 11/7/2017 at 10:17:31

Clayton County Register, Thur., 13 June 1935.

Guttenberg: Mrs. H. J. Schirmer, nee Amelia Eppens, a highly esteemed resident of this community, passed away at her home here on Saturday afternoon at 2:50 o'clock at the age of 67 years, seven months and 24 days. Mrs. Schirmer had been ill for some time. She was born at Guttenberg on October 14, 1867, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eppens (both deceased), pioneer residents of this place. She attended and graduated from the Guttenberg schools. On March 31, 1887, she was married at Guttenberg to Dr. H. J. Schirmer. In 1898 the couple went to Davenport where they resided until 1916, when they returned to Guttenberg to make their home, and where the deceased spent the remainder of her ambitious life. Since 1916 Dr. and Mrs. Schirmer have been successfully operating the Central hotel here, one of Guttenberg's pioneer business establishments. Mrs. Schirmer was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge of here.

During her illness she was a patient suffer. All that loving hands could do and medical knowledge could suggest was done to save her life, but all to no avail.

Mrs. Schirmer was one of a kind and loving disposition , which won her many friends during life and by whom her memories will be forever cherished. To know her was to like her. She was a lover of flowers, and during the summer her beautiful flower garden, surrounding the Central hotel building, attracted the attention of all. She was also a talented musician.

Her death is deeply mourned by her husband, four sisters, Mrs. Ida White of Volga City, Mrs. Etta Fonda of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Carl Ihm and Emma Eppens of here; one brother, Walter Eppens of Colesburg; and many other relatives and friends by whom this good woman will be sadly missed.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. D. D. Welch, pastor of the M.E. church, at the Schirmer home here on Tuesday afternoon. The Eastern Star Lodge had charge of the funeral services, the members attending in a body. Interment was made in the city cemetery. The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends from far and near.


 

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