|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1874|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 1903|
Berkey - On the 5th of Nov., 1903, of diabetes, Sister Berkey, wife of Bro Jacob Berkey, aged 29 Y, 1 M, 27 D.
On the 2d of Nov, Bro Berkey, with his wife and two little children, started from Oronogo, Mo, to Elmira, Oregon. Upon reaching Pocatello, Idaha, Mrs. Berkey was too ill to go further, and died in a short time.
Her parents near Elmira, Oregon, were notified of her death. At Pocatello services were conducted by the Baptist minister, after which Bro Berkey with the little ones and the remains of the dear mother resumed his journey toward Oregon. He was met at Portland by his brother, at Hubbard by his sister, at Woodburn by his mother, Mrs C S Kilmer.
These accompanied the family on their sad journey and were met at Junction City, Lane Co, on the 10th by Mrs Berkey's parents, three brothers and two sisters. Here the body was taken to an uncle of the deceased and arrangements were made for the funeral, which was held on the 11th by Pre Marion Horn of the Campbelite church.
The burial took place in the Joel Inman graveyard near Elmira, where a number of relatives gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to a loved one. Text, 1 Cor 15.
Mrs Berkey was born Sept 10, 1874, was married Nov 3, 1895, was baptized and received into the Mennonite church by Bish Geo R Brunk.
She was a kind mother, a loving companion, and will be greatly missed in the home, the church and by all who knew her. May God's blessing be showered upon these bereaved ones, and may He comfort them in every trial.
Moses E Evers
Herald of Truth
Vol XL, No 48
26 November 1903
Jacob P Berkey (1874 - 1916)
Created by: David J Bollman
Record added: Jul 03, 2008
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