Jul. 7, 1920 Brunswick Chariton County Missouri, USA
Widow of Wm. Sasse. Father: Carl Schwego, -b- Schleswig, Germany. Missouri D/C #24097
MRS. CAROLINE SASSE
Mrs. Caroline Sasse, relict of the late William Sasse, and one of Brunswick's oldest and most highly respected women, died at her home on West Broadway on Wednesday morning of this week. Mrs. Sasse's death followed an illness of several months, and resulted from infirmities incident to advanced age. Caroline Schwego was born at Isenburg, Germany, December 15, 1837, and at her death had reached the ripe old age of 82 years six months and 22 days. She came to America when about eighteen years of age and on August 19, 1858, was united in marriage to Mr. William Sasse, a pioneer citizen of Brunswick. Mr. Sasse proceded her to the grave about twenty-eight years ago. Ten children were born of this union, eight of whom survive, namely, Wm. E. and Fred W. Sasse, Mrs. Pena Heisel, Henry L. and Charles Sasse, all of Brunswick; Mrs. F. R. Edmonston of Moberly, Mrs. F. N. Wolf of Fort Madison, Iowa, and Tony C. Sasse of Crane, Mo. Two children passed away many years ago. Mrs. Sasse leaves nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and a host of friends who mourn the loss of one of the noblest women this community has ever known. All of her children are here to attend the funeral services. The death of Mrs. Sasse marks the passing of one of the noblest and most lovable characters this community has ever known. The name of "Grandma" Sasse was a synonym for all that is good and true in woomanhood and motherhood. Her devotion to her family and her home was remarkable in its tenderness and loving care, and her loyalty to her friends found expression in kind words and charitable deeds that time cannot erase in the memories of those who knew and loved her. For many years she was a faithful member of the Lutheran church, and until she was prevented by feeble health, she took a prominent part in the various activities of that church. Even when she was unable to walk to the church, she was taken there in her wheel chair by members of her family, and maintained an active interest in the church work. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. F. G. Walther at 2:30 o'clock P.M., today, Friday, at the family residence on West Broadway. Burial will be in the Lower cemetery. The Brunswicker extends sincere sympathies to the bereaved ones.