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Re: Albright Family


Posted By: Alan Albright (email)
Date: 3/25/2017 at 19:52:28

In Response To: Re: Albright Family (Barbara Cold Clarity)

This is the obituary for the mother of Etta Albright Cold.

Mrs. Anna Catherine Albright, whose illness was mentioned in the columns of The Reporter last week, passed away quietly Saturday, June 16 at about two o'clock. Grandma Albright had been in excellent health up till the past winter when she began to fail, gradually declining until about two weeks ago when she grew rapidly worse. She realized that the end was not far and signified her willingness to go when the final call came. She suffered very little and enjoyed the company of her children and friends who were near her in her last days to minister to her wants.

Anna Catherine Schilba was born in Germany on June 22, 1831. When a small child she was left an orphan, both parents being called to their death. In the year of 1857 she was united in marriage in her native land to Mr. John Albright. In the year of 1866 the family came to America and located in Lee County, Illinois. Nine children were born to this union, one daughter dying in infancy. The husband and father passed away in 1874. One year later the family came to Iowa and settled on a farm in Benton County, continuing to reside on the farm in the vicinity of Dysart until the year of 1904, when Mrs. Albright located in Dysart, since which time she has made her home here with her son John.

Mrs. Albright was aged 85 years, 11 months and 24 days at the time of her death. In the year of 1867 she united with the Evangelical church, of which instructor, she has remained a faithful member. She was a good mother, a kind neighbor and a faithful christian.

Eight children were left to mourn her demise. They are: Chas. Albright, Martin Albright, and Mrs. Wm. Hopfe, all of Hartley. John Albright, Mrs. Martin Landgrebe, Mrs. W.D. Brandt and Mrs. R. Cold, all of Dysart, and Will Albright of near Garrison. She is also survived by thirty-six grand children and nineteen great grand children, besides a large member of friends.

The funeral services, which were largely attended, were held from the Evangelical church in Dysart, Tuesday afternoon, at two o’clock, six of the grand daughters of the deceased acting as pall bearers, being Alma Landgrebe, Ella Albright, Lucile Brandt, and the Misses Luella, Alma and Minnie Cold. Services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. L. Sohl. Interment took place in the Dysart cemetery.

Besides all the children, those from away who were here to be in attendance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Burkhardt Albright, Mrs. Marks Ventler and Chas. Albright, all of Ashton, Ill.

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