Emma Thies 1864-1930
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/14/2020 at 23:24:06
(April 2, 1864 – February 25, 1930)
Pomeroy Herald, Pomeroy, Iowa, Thurs., Mar 6, 1930, p.1, col.1
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Thies Thursday
Emma Albrecht was born in Shelby County, Illinois, April 2, 1864, the second of the four children of Henry and Elizabeth Albrecht. While still an infant she moved with her parents to DuPage County, Illinois, where she resided until 1872, when the family moved to Iowa, settling on the farm now occupied by H. A. Albrecht southwest of Pomeroy. Here she grew to womanhood and on November 26, 1890 was united in marriage to Mr. Fred O. Thies. To this union two daughters were born. As an infant she was baptized in the Evangelical Lutheran church of Pomeroy and later received her confirmation there. Mr. Thies preceded her in death, passing on in 1912, and after a short residence in the home in Pomeroy, Mrs. Thies made her home alternately with her daughters, Mrs. Jess Parker of Pomeroy, and Mrs. J. L. Pickett, wife of the Rev. J. L. Pickett of Mason City, Iowa. While in the home of Mrs. Pickett, Mrs. Thies became a “mother of the manse” and rendered splendid service for God in aiding her daughter in the manifold duties of the minister’s wife. Her delight was to work for others and to worship her God, and few were more regular in attendance upon the services of the church and Sunday school. Of her life in Pomeroy nothing need be said for her life among her friends here was testimony of her loving-kindness to all. Mrs. Thies passed back home to the God she loved in the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 25th, in the home of her daughter in Mason City. Besides the daughters and their families she is survived by one brother, Mr. Henry Albrecht and Mrs. H. B. Behrens, both of Pomeroy. Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church, preceded by short services at the home of J. D. Perker, on Thursday afternoon, February 27th. The minister of the church, Rev. W. W. Maxwell officiated. There was a large congregation of relatives and friends to pay their last tokens of respect and affection. Interment was in Union cemetery. Relatives from out-of-town here to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Sullivan of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Fueling, New Hampton, and W. C. Peters of Varina.
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