|Caroline Fiedler Ausdemore|
|Death: ||Jan., 1929|
THE CEDAR COUNTY NEWS - JANUARY 31, 1929
PIONEER DIES ON HOMESTEAD
MRS. CAROLINE AUSDEMORE HAD LIVED ON SAME FARM SINCE 1870
"GRANDMA" AUSDEMORE WOULD HAVE BEEN 88 YEARS OLD MARCH 5, PASSED AWAY
WEDNESDAY NOON AT HER HOME.
Mrs. Caroline Ausdemore who came to Cedar county with her husband in
1870 and who homesteaded near Constance the same year, died Wednesday
noon on the old home place, having lived there 59 years. She had been
ill about two weeks.
Until the last few months, Mrs. Ausdemore had been unusually active
and healthy. On her 87th birthday last March friends and relatives
gave her the first birthday party she had ever had. Previous to that
time she had attended and helped with birthday parties for others whom
she enjoyed making happy, but she had never celebrated her own birthday.
The party that March was a surprise and among its pleasures was a big
birthday cake with 87 candles which had been made by her youngest
daughter, Mrs. Anton Steffen.
Formerly, Miss Caroline Fiddler, Mrs. Ausdemore was born in Hanover,
Germany on March 25, 1841. She lived in Germany until she was 21 years
of age when she came to America, going directly to Illnois. Here she
was married to Joseph Ausdemore.
In 1870, Mr. and Mrs. Ausdemore drove with oxen to Cedar county and
homesteaded near Constance. They were both active in church affairs,
and even after her husband's death on August 27, 1913, Mrs. Audsemore
was a regular attendant of St. Joseph's church of which she was a member.
She was also a member of the Christian Mothers society of the church.
Mrs. Ausdemore is survived by five children: Herman, with whom she
lived on the old farm; Henry at Constance; Mrs. John Schumacher, Mrs.
Ben Rohe, and Mrs. Anton steffen, all near Crofton; 31 grandchildren and
7 great-grandchildren. All her brothers and sisters live in Germany.
The funeral will be held from St. Joseph's church in Constance, altho
final arrangements have not yet been announced.
Joseph Ausdemore (1842 - 1913)
Josephine Ausdemore Rohe (1868 - 1952)*
Anna Catherine Ausdemore Schumacher (1874 - 1956)*
Herman J Ausdemore (1879 - 1947)*
Katherine Maria Ausdemore Steffen (1881 - 1974)*
Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Loren Bender
Record added: Dec 29, 2008
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