|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1850|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1923|
The Osceola Record, Osceola Nebraska, Thursday, March 29, 1923, p. 1, cols. 1, 2 and 3. Mrs. Wm. Koehler Obituary
MRS. WM. KOEHLER - Anna Charlotte Seefus was born Nov. 5th 1850 in London, England, and died at her home in Osceola, Nebraska, March 24, 1923, aged 72 years, 4 months and 19 days. She came to America with her parents when a mere child. Upon arriving the family first resided in Philadelphia, Pa., and after a few years re moved to Brookfield, LaSelle County, Ill., where a great portion of her life was spent. Here she formed her early associations and as time went on entered into the actual duties of life. On Nov, 8, 1868 she was united in marriage to Mr. William Koehler. Together they spent 10 years in the state of Illinois, after which they came to Nebraska, residing 23 years at Papillion, and 22 years in Polk County and Osceola, Nebr. At the age of 17 she experienced heart religion and soon thereafter became an active member of the Evangelical Association. Some 40 years ago, after locating in Nebraska, she united with the Methodist church. She led a consistent Christion life and was held in highest esteem by her fiends and neighbors. She was of a cheerful sunny disposition. Under all circumstances she had the courage and fortitude that is becoming to one who professes a living faith in Almighty God. For her the sun was always shining back of the clouds that appear from time to time in the skys of anyone's life. She did not doubt the wisdom and goodness of God. And truly blessed is such a one in this world of turmoil and kaleidoscopic changes, for the Kingdom of God is to be found neither here nor there but within us by trusting God's Goodness and realizing His saving and keeping power within our lives.
Mrs. Koehler was a real helpmate and an excellent mother, ever having the temporal and spiritual interests of all her children at heart. One could not wish for a better neighbor. If it had not been for her affliction of almost total deafness, one might have had the most delightful visits with her. During the month of February she attended the W. F. M. meeting at the home of her son, George Koehler. It was a beautiful day. And even though she did not understand a word that was spoken or sung, she observed what was going on and was glad to be with her friends and loved ones on this occasion. Her inner joy and satisfaction was noticeable in the expression of her face. It fairly shone with delight. When leaving the home she said "I will not get back again to see you." However, plans were made to have the next meeting at her home. But she was not permitted to see that day. But her willingness and a spirit of helpfulness toward her friends and neighbors and toward those at the uttermost ends of the earth. Seventy two years and yet life was too short for her to do all the good she would like to have done. Surlly a beautiful example to her age of carelessness and indifferences.
Besides her husband, the following survive her. Four brother, John Seefus of Scotia, Nebr. Henry Seefus, Charles Seefus and George Seefus of Waterloo, Nebr. Two sisters, Mrs. John Zwiebel of Ainsworth, Nebr., and Mrs. George Zwiebel of Topeka, Kans. And the children are Mrs. M. H. Holbrook of Winner, S. D., Mrs. Clara Berck of Oakland, Calif., Rev. Charles W. Koehler of Coon Rapids, Ia., George Koehler, Mrs. W (?) Herrman, John Koehler, Mrs. R. W. Knapp, Walter, Wesley and Elton Koehler of Osceola, Nebr. There are also 34 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Others present not mentioned above were M H. Holbrook of Winner, S. D. and (Unable to read last sentence).
Funeral services were held from the First M. E. church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. A. Klein, assisted by Rev. W. W. Hull and the interment was in the Osceola cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Koehler celebrated their Golden Wedding five years ago last November 8, all of their children being with them at the time.
(Social notice at bottom of column3) Those from a distance who came to attend the funeral of Mrs. Wm. Koehler were: Mrs. M. H. Holbrook Winner, S. D., Rev. Chas. Koehler of Coon Rapids, Iowa; Mrs. Clara Berck of Oakland, Calif; Chas, and George Seefus and Henry Seefus, and wife of Vally. John Seefus and wife of Scotis. John Zwiebel and wife of Ainsworth, Roy Hioks and wife and (Unable to read last line.)
CARD OF THANKS - We wish to express our thanks to all who are so kindly assisted and extended sympathy during our mother's sickness and death. WILLIAM KOEHLER And Children.
Johann George Seefus (1822 - 1907)
Charlotte Hartman Seefus (1828 - 1895)
William Friedrich Koehler (1842 - 1932)
Clara Emma Koehler Berck (1872 - 1960)*
Charles William Koehler (1874 - 1955)*
Lily Alice Koehler Knapp (1886 - 1926)*
Walter H. Koehler (1888 - 1974)*
Wesley A. Koehler (1891 - 1970)*
Elton L. Koehler (1893 - 1940)*
Anna Charlotte Seefus Koehler (1850 - 1923)
George Jacob Seefus (1855 - 1923)*
John G. Seefus (1858 - 1944)*
Emma Johanna Seefus Zwiebel (1860 - 1935)*
Charlotte M. Seefus Zwiebel (1865 - 1954)*
Charles F. Seefus (1867 - 1940)*
Henry W. Seefus (1869 - 1927)*
Plot: Block 9 Lot 36 N 1/2
Created by: Renae Burke Hunt
Record added: May 26, 2011
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