|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1878|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1941|
Elizabeth Puthoff was born in the Maria Stein area. She had several children and lived the hard and lonely life of a farm wife.
At least one of her daughters (ironically the one who lived to be the oldest) suffered from Polycystic kidney disease. We think that this genetic disease is from the Puthoff side because Elizabeth is reported to have died at home from the flu and a kidney infection. Severe kidney failure can cause vomiting and other symptoms that might mimic the flu. Likewise, chronic kidney failure can raise your blood pressure and predispose you to heart disease/heart attacks.
From THE MINSTER POST Friday February 21, 1941:
Elizabeth Bergman Claimed at St. Rose
Rights for Native of Maria Stein are Conducted Thursday Morning
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth (Puthoff) Bergman, 62, who died at 2 p.m. Sunday in her home, two and one-half miles south of St. Rose, from a heart attack, were held in the St. Rose Church Thursday at 9 a.m, the Reverend Ralphael Schmaus officiating. Burial was made in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Bregman, who had been in ill health for a month and bedfast for 10 days, was born December 27, 1878 at Maria Stein, the Daughter of Detrick and Mary (Mescher) Puthoff. She married Frank Bergman at Maria Stein on February 17, 1903.
Surviving are the husband the following nine children: Leo, Stephen, Robert, Herman, Andrew, and Michael, at home; Mrs. Catherine Grieshop, Maria Stein; Mrs. Regina Albers, Chickasaw (later redistricted to variously Coldwater and Celina although in reality Montezuma is the closest), and Mrs. Cecelia Steinlage, St. Henry. There are six grandchildren.
Three brothers, Frank, Anton, and Joseph Puthoff, all of Maria Stein, are living.
Mrs. Bergman, a lifelong Catholic, was a member of the Married Ladies society of the St. Rose Church.
Diedrich Thedor Puthoff (1849 - 1907)
Maria Elizabeth Mescher Puthoff (1856 - 1920)
Frank Bergman (1876 - 1965)
Stephen C Bergman (1904 - 1986)*
Leo D Bergman (1906 - 1990)*
Catherine R Bergman Grieshop (1907 - 1994)*
Robert F Bergman (1910 - 1970)*
Herman J Bergman (1910 - 1988)*
Regina Rose Bergman Albers (1912 - 2007)*
Cecelia B Bergman Steinlage (1916 - 1960)*
Andrew G. Bergman (1917 - 1976)*
Michael J Bergman (1920 - 1982)*
Saint Rosa Catholic Cemetery
Maintained by: A. Chronicler
Originally Created by: Cousin Becky
Record added: Nov 11, 2008
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