|Birth: ||1841, Germany|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1895|
IN MEMORIUM - DIED IN STUTTGART, ARKANSAS: Oct. 8, 1895, Mrs. Marie Reinsch, age 54 years.
The death of this estimable lady deserves more than a passing notice. Although modest, retiring and, at all times, lady-like in her demeanor, yet few women were so widely known or more highly respected. The story of her life, in all it's relations of wife, mother, church member and business woman, teaches lessons of devotion to duty that her surviving family and friends would do well to study and endeavor to emulate.
Born in Germany in 1840, she came to this country at an early age and, being naturally gifted with a talent for languages, she soon acquired a fluency in speaking and writing English that was remarkable. She was among the first of the pioneer German colonists who settled upon Grand Prairie and who led the way in developing this splendid wilderness and bringing to naught our preconceived opinions as to it's productiveness. She was recognized as a leader by her own people and worth no less appreciated by her American neighbors and friends. The family first settled and improved the place one-half mile north of Stuttgart, now owned and occupied by Capt. Lawson. Here she opened up a modest supply store, which rapidly grew, under her management, into a large business. Some seven or eight years ago, she realized the coming importance of Stuttgart and moving her stock of goods, she took up her residence in this place. As business increased she developed a commercial talent that was astonishing and rapidly placed her firm at the head of the mercantile business in Stuttgart. It is said that the success of a merchant depends more upon what and how much to buy, than in selling. For this branch of her business she possessed an intuitive talent, always buying just the articles in demand without the loss by remnants left over. The writer has heard commercial travelers say that she was the best judge of goods, both as to quality and price in the state. Her commercial integrity was so well established that when in 1889, fire swept away her large store-house and it's entire contents, she was overwhelmed with offers of assistance in goods and money, and when strong men, her companions in misfortune, were inclined to sit down in the ashes of their destroyed property, and yield to despair, this brave woman grasped the situation and, with a courage born of confidence in her own powers, rebuilt her store before the ashes had grown cold and began business with a vim and energy that put to shame the howling of the so-called stronger sex. And yet, with all the cares of her enormous business, she never neglected her domestic, religious and social duties. With the strong will and splendid business capacity of a man, she combined in a pre-eminent degree those gentle qualities of heart with make woman the recipient of our chivalrous respect and high esteem. The example of this excellent woman will not be lost upon her family or her people. Her noble courage in misfortune and her thoughtful kindness and courtesy in success has won for her a place in the memory of those who know her that will not end with their lives, but handed down as valued traditions to posterity.
To the bereaved husband and disconsolate children, we tender the sincere sympathy of the entire community, who share with them the irreparable loss in her death. But let them take comfort in the thought that, as she lived a perfect life, the Christian's rest is now hers. With her, the harvest is ended and she has gone home to her Father's house with many shining sheaves of golden grain - deeds of kindness and duties performed.
The funeral services were held at the German Lutheran Church, of which she had long been a consistent and faithful communicant. The Rev. Hartenbuerber officiating. Her remains were accompanied to their last resting place by the largest procession of mourners ever seen in Stuttgart. May she rest in peace.
Martin Heinrich Berthold Reinsch (1833 - 1914)
Philip Theodor Reinsch (1865 - 1917)*
Johannes Franz Reinsch (1867 - 1928)*
Maria Magdaline Reinsch (1868 - 1870)*
Hedwig Helen Reinsch Rhodes (1873 - 1954)*
Emil Gustave Reinsch (1876 - 1942)*
Magdalene Christine Reinsch (1883 - 1883)*
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Originally Created by: Laura
Record added: Aug 17, 2011
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