|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1869|
Rock Island County
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1948|
Last Rites Held for Mrs. Mary Braun Trabert
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Leyson Funeral Home here for Mrs. Mary Trabert, 79, who died Friday evening, April 9, in a hospital in Cherokee. Rev. J. H. Castle, pastor of the Milford Federate church, officiated at the last rites. Mrs. C.C. Roderick and Mrs. J. H. Caste sang "The Old Rugged Cross: and "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Roy Braun, Harold and William Frutchey, Lloyd Range, Marion Doughtery and Mark Cramer, all nephews of the deceased. Interment was made in the Milford cemetery.
Mrs. Trabert had been in failing health for a number of years and seriously ill for several months. Her death came as a blessing release from physical suffering.
Mary Karoline, daughter of Margaret Catherine and Conrad Braun, was born at Rock Island, Mercer County, Illinois, on Jan. 4, 1869.
Her childhood was spent at Rock Island and she later moved with her parents to Johnson County, Iowa, then to Muscatine County. On Feb. 9, 1889, she was united in marriage at Iowa City to John A. Trabert of Lockridge, Iowa. Shortly following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Trabert went by train to Bird City, Kansas, where they located on a homestead in a sod cabin Mr. Trabert had in readiness. They lived on the Kansas homestead for 13 years and experience all the hardships and privations of pioneer life. They then moved to Dickinson County and located on a farm in Westport township where the Ed Bates family now resides.
The family lived on the farm until 1929 when they purchased a home in Milford, which has since been the family home and where the daughter, Margaret, now resides.
Mr. Trabert preceded his wife in death on Dec. 1, 1942.
To this union five children were born, all of whom are left to mourn the passing of their mother. They are: Margaret and Alvin Trabert of Milford, Ann, now Mrs. James E. McKeehen of Honesdale, Pa., Elsie Trabert of State College, Pa., Lulu, now Mrs. James Hollingsworth of Greenwood, S.C. She is also survived by four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Fred W. Range of Milford, Mrs. Anna Frutchey of Lake Park, Mrs. Tom Hartman of Aledo, Ill., and Mrs. Mollie Meyerdirk of Independence; also one brother, Henry Braun of Independence.
Because of illness Mr. and Mrs.Trabert were not able to observe their golden wedding anniversary but on Feb. 9, 1942, they had the pleasure of celebrating their 53 wedding anniversary, at which time all of their children were home.
Mrs. Trabert was a kindly, pleasant and gracious woman, well like by all who knew her. Even though ill health kept her from visiting with friends and family, she was always interested in their welfare and welcomed news from and about them.
Henrietta Schlarbaum Braun Scrapbook
Conrad Braun (1842 - 1922)
Margaret Catherine Schmidt Braun (1848 - 1927)
John Andrew Trabert (1860 - 1942)
Margaret Beatria Trabert (1892 - 1984)*
Elsie Amelia Trabert (1901 - 1990)*
Mary Caroline Braun Trabert (1869 - 1948)
Henry Solomon Braun (1871 - 1965)*
Louisa Braun Range (1873 - 1969)*
Emma Margaretha Braun Hartman (1875 - 1972)*
Anna Barbara Braun Frutchey (1883 - 1960)*
Created by: Genie Lady
Record added: Jun 29, 2009
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