|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1828, Germany|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 1911|
First wife of Gershom Martin.
Elizabeth Gross, daughter of Conrad and Salome Gross, was born in Gersbach, Bavaria, Germany, on February 28, 1828. At ten years of age she accompanied her parents to the United States, and resided at Naperville from that time on. In early womanhood she was united in marriage to Mr. Martin. Sorrow touched her life in various ways, her deepest grief coming in the loss of their littles son Gershom, at four years of age, beside whose grave her body is now laid away. She was a member of the Baptist church of this city until it disbanded and afterward united with the First Congregational church.
The infirmities of age rendered her helpless for the greater part of the last year. She frequently spoke in appreciation of the efforts made by friends and neighbors to enhance her comfort and cheer her life. Her generosity often led her to give lavishly of her limited possessions, especially to those who were in greater need than herself. In her illness she found comfort and sustaining grace in Him Who is always the friend and Saviour of us all. In this faith she passed away quietly on Saturday morning, September 30th, 1911.
The funeral service was held in the Congregational church Monday afternoon at 2:30. The text used as a basis for the pastor's brief remarks, was one suggested by Mrs. Martin during her last illness, a phrase which brought her much comfort and peace in a time of mental and physical suffering: "He giveth his beloved sleep."
The Naperville Clarion
October 4, 1911
Conrad Gross (1796 - 1850)
Salome Dather Gross Snibley (1805 - 1864)
Gershom Martin (1826 - 1894)
Gershom Martin (1859 - 1862)*
Plot: Sec 2 Lot 223 Plot 3
Created by: Timothy Ory
Record added: May 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36592993
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