Oct. 31, 1920 Gregory Gregory County South Dakota, USA
Miss Lucy Lenger was born Dec. 16, 1852 in Tabor, Bohemia. At the age of 17 years she journeyed with her parents to the Land of Promise, America, setting, as many of the immigrants, in the New West, Manitowac, Wis., being their destination and home for four years.
Their desire for a homestead being their motive, they came as far a s Yankton County, then Dakota Territory, and there took up a homestead that was their home for years to come and where, as all early settlers, they endure the privations of early times.
Being devoted to her parents, she remained with them till her father till her father was too aged to carry on the work of both postoffice and farm and they moved to Niobrara to retire from active work.
After four years contented life here, her mother became ill and became an invalid. Aunty Lucy spared no effort in doing all that loving hands could to make her mother happy and comfortable, and when she was laid to rest Lucy spared no time to care for her father until his death. Aunty Lucy then made her home with her sister Mrs. Frank Lundak, then of Niobrara later moving with them to Gregory, SD, where she was stricken and patiently awaited the end which came Oct. 31st, 1929 at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 15 days.
She leaves to mourn her loss two brothers John F. of Tabor Bohemia and Frank H of Niobrara and two sisters, Mrs Harriet Higbee and Mrs. Rosie Lundak both of Gregory, SD together with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.