|Birth: ||May 10, 1843|
Jo Daviess County
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1913|
LeMars Sentinel, LeMars, (Plymouth), Iowa
Friday, January 3, 1913, Page 1, Column 5:
DEATH OF MRS. KERN
End Came Suddenly on New Years Day
Had Suffered Much from Asthma
The Deceased Was a Native of Illinois, Where She Was Born Nearly Seventy Years Ago--Leaves a Number of Sons and Daughters
Mrs. Christian Kern, residing on north Clarke Street, died at ten o'clock on Wednesday evening. She had been a sufferer from asthma and heart trouble for some time and was very sick a few weeks ago but had rallied since Christmas and the end came suddenly and was a great shock to her relatives.
Mrs. Kern was an old resident of LeMars, coming here with her husband and family in 1885 and living here continuously since that time.
Her maiden name was Mary A. McCrea. She was born at Galena, Ill, on May 10, 1843, and was united in marriage at that place with Christian Kern in 1866. Six children were born to this union, one of whom died in infancy. Those left to mourn their mother are, Mrs. Geo. Simpson, Will A. Kern, Mrs. John Donahue, David R. Kern, of this city, and H.N. Kern, of White, South Dakota. She also leaves three stepchildren, Mrs. Lena McLaughlin and Chris Kern, of Minneapolis, and John Kern, of Galena, Ill.
Her husband, Christian Kern, died in this city on September 8, 1911. She grieved deeply over his death and never fully recovered from the shock and parting.
Mrs. Kern was a good Christian woman, a loving and affectionate mother and was highly respected by a large circle of friends and neighbors.
Relatives at a distance were notified by telegram of her death and funeral arrangements are not definitely settled until word is received from them.
The funeral will be held at the late home on Saturday afternoon, Rev. C.G. Butler officiating.
From the Journal of the LeMars Cemetery Association:
Record Page: 167
Name of Purchaser: Chris Kern
When Sold: -- --
Name of Deceased: Mary Kern
Date of birth: 69 years old
Cause of Death: -- --
Date of Death: Jany 1, 1913
When buried: Jany 4, 1913
Price: Lot: -- -- Grave: $5.25
Amount paid for each: $5.25
Date paid: Jany 2, 1913
Christian Kern (1833 - 1911)
Mary Catherine Kern Simpson (1868 - 1919)*
William Christian Kern (1871 - 1948)*
Margaret Elizabeth Kern Donahoe (1874 - 1950)*
Henry Nicholas Kern (1876 - 1947)*
David Richard Kern (1888 - 1918)*
Created by: CJ
Record added: Sep 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76374167
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