|Birth: ||Feb. 19, 1848, Switzerland|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1934|
2nd wife of Jacob II Hoch. Children: Albert, Mary, and Anna Hoch
OBITUARY FOR MARY HOCH
Anna Marie Hauenstein was born in Degerfelden, Canton Aaragau, Switzerland, February 9, 1847. She was baptized and confirmed in the Presbyterian church of Switzerland.
On March 18, 1871, she came to Amercian with her father, six brothers, and one sister. They settled near Wayland, Iowa. February 8, 1882, she was united in marriage with Jacob Hoch in the Presbyterian church of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The wedding journey was a trip to the Beman community near Alta Vista, where they settled on a homestead. Kansas was then quite a frontier, and Mrs. Hoch thought very much of it. The first service she attended after coming to Kansas was in District 62, when Rev. Beagle was the much loved minister. She soon united with the Methodist Episcopal church and continued in its membership the remainder of her life. She, with her family, was always interested in the work of the Sunday school. One of her favorite hymns was "The Church in the Wildwood." She reared her family successfully and motherly with the help of her Savior.
After years of hard work, she with her husband retired to Alta Vista in 1911. On February 4, 1920, the death angel claimed her youngest son, Albert Hoch On March 18, 1921, the death messenger deprived her of her beloved husband. On May 2, 1923, death again visited her family and claimed the oldest son, William Hoch. She came from a family of 12 children, but she outlived them all.
After a short illness her spirit returned to God January 19, 1934, at the age of 85 years and 11 months. She was a kind neighbor; in her active days she was never too busy or too tired to refuse the call of a sick neighbor or one in distress. She bore her illness without a murmur. There was a smile for everyone. She often said during her sickness, "This is my cross." She is survived by two sons, Arthur Hoch of Alta Vista and George Hoch of Parsons, Kansas.; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Eberle of Phoenix, Arizona, and Mrs. Albert Schroeder of Alma; twenty grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, besides a large number of nieces and nephews who live in Iowa and other parts.
Many friends and neighbors extend their deepest sympathy to the members of this sorrowing family.
--------Alta Vista (KS) Journal, Jan 21, 1934
Jacob Hoch (1840 - 1921)
Arthur Hoch (1877 - 1940)*
George Albert (Hoch) Fichtner (1879 - 1940)*
Albert Hoch (1883 - 1920)*
Mary Eberle (1886 - 1980)*
Alta Vista Cemetery
Created by: Art Hoch
Record added: Nov 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44481740