|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1844|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1916|
I have seen her name spelled a variety of ways Christine, Christina, Christeana. Her maiden name had been spelled Clutzenbecker or Clutsepecker.
daughter of John Klotzenbicker and Anna Trebron.
Mrs. Christina Harman, aged Tama County woman, Despondent of Ill Health, destroys herself at home in Carlton Township Despondent owing to ill health, Mrs. Christina Harman, aged 73, wife of Jacob B Harman, a retired farmer living about five miles west of town in Carlton Township, committed suicide Saturday June 24, 1916, by strangling herself in a water tank in the barnyard. She had not been in the water more than fifteen minutes, it is thought, when members of the household found her, but all efforts at resuscitation failed. Mrs. Harman fell downstairs a year ago last October and sustained a fractured collar bone. she had not been will since, and has been suffering from a nervous breakdown.
tying a cloth over her nose and mouth, Mrs. Harman left her room and went to the tank, where she plunged in the water. that she strangled to death is evidenced by the fact that little, if any, water was found in the lungs.
Mrs. Harman was a native of Pennsylvania where she was born Jan 1, 1844. She and her husband came to the county forty-two years ago. Aside from her husband, Mrs. Harman is survived by six of her seven children. They are Mrs. J. P. Yetley, southeast of Green Mountain; Mrs. Clara Brechtbill, who lives at home; Frank Harman of Clemons; Mrs. John Wise, of Carlton township; Mrs. J. H. Zink, northeast of Green Mountain and Edward Harman, of Spring Valley, Minn.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock from the house and at three o'clock from the Evangelical Church, northeast of Green Mountain. burial followed in the church cemetery.
Jacob Benjamin Harman (1841 - 1924)*
Annie Eliza Harman Yetley (1864 - 1941)*
Clara Belle Harman Brechtbill (1866 - 1939)*
John Franklin Harman (1868 - 1938)*
Ida Jane Harman Wise (1871 - 1954)*
Margaret May Harman Zink (1876 - 1976)*
Edward William Harman (1880 - 1967)*
Chapel Hill Cemetery
Created by: Deena
Record added: Jan 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84183556