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Thursday, July 29, 1926

OBITUARY - MRS. ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ

Mrs. Elizabeth SCHWARTZ, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth KLINE, was born in Schmet Weiler, Germany, Nov. 26, 1836. At the age of sixteen, she with her parents sailed for America on a 3-mast sail ship, the "Admiral", landing in New York December 2, 1852, after a 33 day voyage. Her parents later moved by wagon and canal boat to Taylorsville, Ohio, where she was married to Louis SCHWARTZ February 25, 1855. Eleven children were born to this union -- Mrs. Louisa HARRIS of Kellerton, Mrs. Catherine LEONARD, Mrs. Malinda SALES, Mrs. Matilda HUFF and Chas. SCHWARTZ of Ottumwa. In 1868 the family moved to Davis county, Iowa, locating in the Hopewell community. Mrs. SCHWARTZ passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. HUFF July 22, 1926, at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 28 days. At the age of 14 she confessed her faith in her Savior and united with the Presbyterian church in Germany and lived in the faith of her Master until he called her home. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother; kind and considerate of her family and friends and her aim was to make others happy and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Besides the five children she leaves a sister, Mrs. John WOLF and a brother, Jake at Zanesville, Ohio, also 50 grandchildren, 97 great grandchildren and 16 great, great grandchildren. Her companion and six of children preceded her in death. The names of the deceased children are, Martha, Mary, Louie and Harry, also Mrs. Elizabeth HANNAH and Mrs. Lena GLOSSER. Funeral service was held at the Hopewell Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Luther W. CHILDS of Ottumwa. Those acting as pall bearers were John and Lewis GLOSSER, Chas. HANNAH, Lee STOCKER, Frank LATHROP and Tom HUFF. The body was laid to rest amidst banks of flowers in the Hopewell cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS.

It is our desire to express appreciation to all those who have been so kind to our dear mother during her life time, especially during her late illness. Also to those who sent floral offerings and assisted in any way. May God bless you.
THE CHILDREN.

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