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Godlobin Friederika "Goodie" Sauer Welflin
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1845, Germany
Death: Mar. 15, 1928
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Godlobin "Goodie" was the daughter of Johannes Sauer and Anna Maria, nee Weigle.

Godlobin married Martin Armbruster (1832-1880) in 1866. Their children were:

Charles A. Armbruster (1868-1943)
Anna M. Armbruster (1869-1946)
John A. Armbruster (1872-1931)

Godlobin's second husband was Christian Welflin. Their children were:

Minnie (Welflin) Balling (1881-1966)
Edward John Welflin (1883-1950)
Frank William Welflin (1886-1941)
Florence (Welflin) Flesch (1889-1961)


as published in the Arlington Heights Herald on March 23, 1928:

Wheeling Loses Old Time Resident by Death of Mrs. Welflin

Mrs. Godlobin Welflin was born in Bittenfeld, Germany on January 1, 1845, and departed this mortal life March 15, 1928. Her age was 83 years, 2 months and 14 days.

She came to the United States with her parents and sisters and brothers in the year 1854 and the family settled at Black Rock Creek, near Buffalo, New York, and a year later moved to Long Grove, Illinois.

She entered into marriage with Martin Armbruster in 1866. To this union were born four children, one dying in infancy and the remainder now living: Charles A., Anna M., and John A. Mr. Armbruster passed away in January, 1880.

Mrs. Armbruster was then married to Christian Welflin. Four children blessed this union, all now living: Edward J. Welflin and Frank W. Welflin of Wheeling, as well as Mrs. Minnie M. Balling and Flora E. Flesch.

The deceased made her home in Wheeling and vicinity for the past 54 years and spent the last six years with Mrs. Flesch in Chicago during the winter months and with Mrs. Balling in Wheeling during the summer.

She is also survived by two brothers, Albert and Victor Sauer of Long Grove, Illinois, and Mrs. Louis Haeckel and Mrs. Scheff of Fairmont, Minnesota. There are also seven grandchildren living.

Mrs. Welflin was blessed with average health the past years and was active about the home of her daughter until the two weeks prior to her death. After this brief period of confinement closing a long useful life, the demise came at 6:15 last Thursday evening.

She was a member of this church for many years and of the Ladies Aid since the year of its inception.

The funeral services of Mrs. Godlobin Welflin were held at the Zion Presbyterian church of Wheeling Monday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock.

The remains were brought from Chicago where the deceased had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. Flesch to the church.

Mrs. Welflin had long been a member of the church and had taken an active part in its work. Thought not in attendance at the services during the recent past, she manifested her interest in its work in other ways.

The testimony of the people as to her long useful life was manifest in the large attendance as friends and acquaintances came to pay their last respects to her memory.

The commital service was held and the deceased laid to rest in the Wheeling cemetery.

Family links: 
  Johannes Sauer (1813 - 1871)
  Anna Maria Weigle Sauer (1815 - 1884)
  Christian Welflin (1845 - 1903)
  Charles Andrew Armbruster (1867 - 1943)*
  Anna M. Armbruster (1869 - 1946)*
  John Andrew Armbruster (1872 - 1931)*
  Minnie Welflin Balling (1881 - 1966)*
  Edward John Welflin (1883 - 1950)*
  Frank William Welflin (1886 - 1941)*
  Flora E. Welflin Flesch (1889 - 1961)*
  Christoph Adam Sauer (1838 - 1891)*
  Louisa Kathryn Sauer Golden (1841 - 1919)*
  Godlobin Friederika Sauer Welflin (1845 - 1928)
  Victor Sauer (1848 - 1939)*
  Friederich Sauer (1850 - 1910)*
  Caroline Christine Helena Sauer Scheff (1857 - 1930)*
  Albert Sauer (1863 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Wheeling Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 6
Created by: Wendy M.
Record added: Jun 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27542853
Godlobin Friederika Goodie <i>Sauer</i> Welflin
Added by: Wendy M.
Godlobin Friederika Goodie <i>Sauer</i> Welflin
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Happy Birthday, Aunt Goodie
- Wendy M.
 Added: Jan. 1, 2009
So glad to have finally found you, Aunt Goodie.
- Wendy M.
 Added: Jun. 14, 2008

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