|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1831|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1911|
Mary Kaiser was born on September 18, 1831 in Kusterdingen, Wuerttemberg, Germany. In 1832, when she was about one half year of age, her parents John George Kaiser and Eva Barbara nee Reiser came to America, settling in Columbiana County, Ohio, and residing there four years. Thence they moved to Richland County where they remained for 28 years. In 1860 they came to Williams County and spent the remainder of their days in this county.
The deceased has always been a faithful member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, not only adorned with the Christian name, but reflecting in her whole life that had been wrought within her. After the death of her parents she lived for several years with her intimate friend Mary Schwaegier, and following her death she stayed for some time with relatives. Her last years she spent in the village of Edon in the self-denying, excellent care of Mrs. VanFossen.
The deceased sister tasted profusely of life's bitterness. Her early years in America were spent in poverty. She was obliged to mourn the death of all the members of her family excepting that of one sister. When the fire devastated Edon in 1894 she lost very much of her property. And in addition to this she was afflicted with a strange physical aliment for which physicians never were able to find a name. Whenever she would become a little bit excited at anything, she would fall, helpless to the ground. In recent years she has said to have fallen as often as 10 or 12 times on some days. Though she always contended that she had not been injured , it is very likely that her frequent falls were the natural cause of her last protracted sledge. About a year ago she suffered a fall that confined her to bed for a number of weeks. She regained her strength sufficiently to walk about the house when supported by someone. About two months ago, however, she became utterly helpless. Her sense of hearing which had been very defective considerable time before, seemed to fail her entirely. Her mind became very weak so that for more than a week she spoke not a word.
Her strength gradually left her, and at 8 o'clock on Sunday evening, January 22, her Master gently called her home. She reached the age of 79 years, 4 months and 4 days. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Katherine Noll, a sister-in-law Mrs. John Kaiser, 10 nephews, 11 nieces, a number of grand nephews and grand nieces and a host of friends who had learned to love her for her quiet, pious life, her child-like trust in God and Savior for her benevolence to all who were in need. In Aunt Mary we have lost another one of those faithful old persons who prized the church of their Savior above all things, and as these old ones pass away, one by one, we sadly look about ourselves to the young generation of whom so many are growing indifferent towards their God and ask, "Who will fill the places vacated by those who have fought the fight of faith, and are now singing hymns of joy and praise before the throne of the Lamb that has redeemed them?"
Funeral services were held on Wednesday , January 25, Rev. A.C. Heuter officiating at the house and at the church, whereas Rev. P. Kleupfel of Archbold, who in his youth had known the deceased well, took charge of the service at the grave. Interment was made in the Edon cemetery.
Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from the labors, and their works do follow them.
Johan Georg Kaiser (1802 - 1875)
Eva Barbara Reiser Kaiser (1801 - 1874)
William F. Kaiser (1830 - 1904)*
Anna Mary Kaiser (1831 - 1911)
Catherine Kaiser Nold (1833 - 1916)*
John George Kaiser (1833 - 1907)*
Edon Florence Twp. Cemetery
Created by: Connie Chrisman Hatch
Record added: Nov 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100172579