|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1884, Germany|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 1962|
Sophie Margaret came to the US when 16 years old, settling at Ireton, Iowa. On February 5, 1900, she and Gerd B. Henrichs exchanged the vows of matrimony, and four years later moved to the Diller community, where she lived until her death.
Surviving are one brother, Claus Richters, and a half sister, Mrs. Dkate Eibs, both of Marshall, Minnesota. There are four sons: Henry, Carl, and Clarence [sic] of Diller, and Gerd Jr., of Odell; and three daughters, Mrs. Henry [Anna] Saathoff and Mrs. Emil [Martha] DeBoer of Diller, and Mrs. Calvin [Alice] Prebyl of Beatrice. There are twelve grandchildren asnd twelve great-granchdildren.
Mrs. Henrichs was preceded in death by her husband, Gerd; four brothers, Henry, August, Peter, and Richard; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Schierkolk, and an infant son, Francis.
She will be missed by her family and friends, but we rejoice in the victory that she now has won through the fulfillment of her faith in Jesus Christ. May God grant her heavenly peace and us her gracious comfort.
"And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing to Zion, everlasting joy shall be upon their heads, they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away." Isaiah 51:11
No one hears the door that opens
So gently comes the call.
Like loosened leaves of roses
One by one our loved ones fall.
Cheer up loved ones, do not mourn.
You can see her no more,
But when God shall call you home
May you meet on Caanan's shore.
Pall bearers were grandsons of the deceased: Alvin Saathoff, Marvin Saathoff, Robert Henrichs, Edwin Schmidt, Alfred DeBoer, and Calvin Prebyl, Jr.
Family services were held Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m., and the memorial service was held at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Diller with Pastor O.R. Hibbeler officiating. Burial was made in Prairie Home Cemetery.
From Obituary of Sophie Margaret Henrichs
Note: genealogy records indicate daughter Marie 1st married Ernest Schmidt in 1931 and 2nd married Alfred Schierkolk in 1949
Also: 4 sons are Henry, Gerd, Frantz and Carl [Carl and Clarence in bio above are the same person]
Gerd Berends Henrichs (1873 - 1945)
Henry B. Henrichs (1904 - 1978)*
Anna E. Henrichs Saathoff (1906 - 1993)*
Gerd Alfred Henrichs (1909 - 1998)*
Martha M. Henrichs DeBoer (1911 - 1997)*
Franz A. K. Henrichs (1916 - 1917)*
Alice Kathryn Henrichs Prebyl (1925 - 2008)*
Prairie Home Cemetery
Created by: Mae
Record added: Jul 20, 2009
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