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Johanna Koerbitz Mews
Birth: Feb. 14, 1831, Germany
Death: Mar. 10, 1900
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA

Johanna was the daughter of Henry Christopher Koerbitz and Maria L. Unknown. She married Gottfried Mews. They had 8 children, August Ludwig, Julius Carl, Bertha, Emilia Johanna, Johanna, Augusta, Johann F. W. and Albert Gustav Theodore Mews. Gottfried Mews died in Germany in 1881.
In a powerful example of strength of character, in 1885 Johanna somehow obtained passage on the SS Salier from Bremen to New York. She travelled with daughters Johanna, 21, Augusta, 19, and son Johan, 16, who was listed on the manifest as Johanna, 16. This was often done in those days because boys of draft age were not permitted to leave Germany. They would masquerade as a girl and escape the draft. Johanna settled in the area of LeMars Iowa. Her daughter Augusta, my grandmother, married Herman Falk. Most of her children if not all, ended up in America, in NW Iowa and SE South Dakota.
To locate the monument in the cemetery, come into Remsen from the west on Hwy 3. At the east side of the cemetery turn right on Quest. The grave is in the first row, between the second and third gates.

The birth date on the stone appears to be Mar 7, but I am leaving this date as Mar 10, which is according to family tradition.
Family links: 
  August Ludwig Mews (1854 - 1925)*
  Bertha Mews Koepp (1861 - 1923)*
  Emilia Johanna Mews Luebke (1863 - 1941)*
  Augusta Mews Falk (1866 - 1896)*
  Johann F.W. Mews (1869 - 1901)*
  Albert Gustav Theodore Mews (1877 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
"Ruhe sanft"
"Rest in peace"
Remsen Cemetery
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 1 East, Row 2, Lot 66, Stone H
Created by: George Falk
Record added: Jun 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38293406
Johanna <i>Koerbitz</i> Mews
Added by: George Falk
Johanna <i>Koerbitz</i> Mews
Added by: George Falk
Johanna <i>Koerbitz</i> Mews
Added by: George Falk
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 Added: Nov. 22, 2014
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