|Birth: ||1855, Germany|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1895|
According to the Omaha death register she was 40 years old, nativity Germany, residence St. Joseph's hospital, died of inflammation of the lungs on June 10, 1895, following an illness of five days, and was buried June 12 in Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Morning World-Herald (Omaha, Nebr.), June 11, 1895, p. 8, col. 4
SISTER M. XAVERIA, aged 40 years. Funeral Wednesday morning, June 12, at 10 a. m., from the Creighton Memorial St. Joseph hospital chapel to Holy Sepulcher cemetery. Sister M. Xaveria was superior of the St. Joseph's hospital for five years.
June 20, 1895, p. 8, col. 2
A WORD WITH THE WOMEN
(By Ella W. Peattie.)
When Sister Xaveria, the superior of Franciscan sisters at St. Joseph's hospital died the other day, to the bitter grief of the women whose lives have been so closely bound with her's, there was a mention made of the fact that Sister Xaveria's health first gave way as the result of her exposure and fatigue during the small pox epidemic. This was in 1882. Sister Alphonsa was superior of St. Joseph's hospital then. She proposed that the sufferers from the epidemic should be cared for, and asked for volunteers from the community. Sisters Xaveria, Lucia and Joachima responded. For four months they were isolated. At least twenty patients were attended by them. Hon. James E. Boyd provided the money for new clothing when they finished their duties, so valorously performed. Further than this no reward of any earthly sort came to them. They did this work for the city without charge and voluntarily. Sister Xaveria was much reduced as the result of the work and poor surroundings. She was attacked with typhoid fever, and never regained her full health. Yet for several years she has managed the hospital which has now grown to great proportions. Like the life of the soldier, the life of the religieuse is monotous. It is seldom that an opportunity comes for distinction. Perhaps it is seldom that such a chance comes to any one. But when Sister Xaveria's chance came she took it. More cannot be said of any one. Mention has been made before of these services and this repetition is more especially that Omaha may remember the names of three brave women, who in the hour of danger and need, sacrificed themselves for the good of the city. We remember the names of the policemen and the firemen who sacrifice their lives for the preservation of life of property. There is as much or more reason to remember the names of these women, whose heroism was not bounded by one moment's fine courage, but who united patience with courage, and daily faced death in the performance of their self-appointed duty.
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Plot: Section 3, Block 1, Lot 2, Row 1
Created by: Scott
Record added: Oct 30, 2012
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