|Birth: ||Mar. 21, 1871|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1961|
Daughter of Sarah Jane (Dudley) & George Lewis Nye.
SOURCE: A Genealogy of the Nye Family
Volume 3: Georg Ludwig Neu and a partial list of his descendants
126.96.36.199 MINNIE L. NYE, born March 21, 1871, near Agency, Wapello County, Iowa, and lived in the same vicinity all her life which covered a period of more than 90 years. She grew up on a farm one mile northeast of Agency. She was graduated from the Agency High School in 1891, and assisted her father when he was postmaster in Agency from 1897 to 1914.
After her marriage in 1903 she and her husband spent all their married life approximately three and a half miles northeast of Agency. After her husband's death she lived in Agency, and in her later years she resided in the home of her son in Agency. She was the oldest living graduate of Agency High School, the senior member of the Agency Methodist Church, and the community's eldest citixen at the tiome of her 90th birthday.
She was interviewed for a special newspaper story when she was 89, at which time she apologized for her "laziness" in the year just past not having worked as hard as had been her habit in previous years. I that interview she recalled her work in the fields as a girl when she broke many acres of virgin prairie with a three-horse breaking plow; planted, cultivated, and picked corn, and did the milking, in addition to assisting with the housework, canning, churning, baking, soap making, and sewing. She also recalled attending two churches as a child. Her mother was a Free-Will Baptist and her father was a Methodist -- so she went to a Methodist Sunday School in the morning and Baptist Sunday School in the afternoon.
( It was the pleasure of Victor Nye and his wife (188.8.131.52.6) to visit briefly with this interesting lady at the home of her son in Agency, Iowa, in Ocotber, 1960. A highlight of the visit was in being personally escorted by her to her bedroom where she proudly displayed the handmade spread on her bed in the corner of which was woven the Pre- Civil War date of its making.)
She died December 9, 1961, at the home of her son in Agency.
Interred in the Agency Cemetery
Marriage: December 24, 1902 to John Austin Sterner. He died in 1936.
184.108.40.206.1 Loren William Sterner, born October 6, 1904 near Agency, Wapello County, Iowa.
George Lewis Nye (1845 - 1922)
Sarah Jane Nye (1847 - 1925)
Charles Melvin Nye (1869 - 1924)*
Minnie L Nye Sterner (1871 - 1961)
Aurelia M. Nye Riffle (1873 - 1957)*
Minnie Louise Nye Sterner
March 21 1871
December 9, 1961
Wife of John
Cast in Love
Created by: Geniereese
Record added: Aug 11, 2010
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