|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1849|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1926|
Mary Addie was the daughter of John G. and Ruby (Peabody) Campbell and was born near Vevay, Indiana. With her family, she moved to Champaign County, Illinois about 1858. On 14 November 1867, she married John Strouss at the residence of her father, near Fisher, Champaign County, Illinois. Ten children were born to this union. She died at Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois.
"DEATH SUMMONS MRS. STROUSS
After A Lingering Illness
Grim Reaper Calls Another of Walnut's Good Women Home on Sunday, August 8, 1926
Mary Addie Strouss was born at Rising Sun, Indiana, on August 16, 1850, and passed away at her home in Walnut, Illinois, after a lingering illness of several months duration, on August 8, 1926, at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 22 days.
She came to Illinois with her parents when about eight years of age and they settled in Champaign county, where she lived until early womanhood. On November 14, 1867, she was united in marriage to John Strouss, at her girlhood home. Here they resided until the year 1894, when they moved to Lee County and settled a few miles north of Walnut. Later they moved to the Village of Walnut and have lived in this community for thirty-two years.
Ten children were born to this union, seven boys and three girls, one girl dying at the age of five years. Those remaining are A. G. Strouss of South Bend, Indiana; Frank Strouss, Walnut; Cora Elizabeth Brown, Des Moines, Iowa; John Strouss, Tampico; Wilber Strouss, Walnut; Cassie McDougal, Dixon; Robert Emmitt of Jackson, Michigan; L. E. Strouss, Earlville and Alvie E. Strouss, Oak Park, Illinois.
Mrs. Strouss became a member of the Walnut Christian church in the year 1894. She was faithful and a loyal member, always ready to do her part, when her health permitted. She died fully grounded in the faith once for all delivered unto the saints. Mrs. Strouss was a devoted wife and a loving mother. Her delight was her home and her flowers, which she loved. She practiced her Christianity in a practical way and there are so many who will remember her for her kind deeds and fully realize that a noble woman has gone to her reward. She leaves to mourn her loss, her faithful companion of fifty-nine years, her children, two brothers and one sister, thirty-five grand children, twenty-three great grand children and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted from her late home and the Baptist church on Wednesday afternoon by her pastor, Rev. H. B. Wheaton, who delivered a splendid sermon, after which Brother W. F. Shaw of Chicago, a former pastor of the Walnut Christian church, delivered a most eloquent eulogy to the memory of the departed sister, whom he had known for over thirty years.
Mrs J. A. Fisher and Mrs. W. P. Frederick sang appropriate songs. The pall bearers were the sons of the departed one, who tenderly laid to rest in the Walnut cemetery, amid a profusion of beautiful flowers, the remains of their mother."
Note: In a deposition given by John Strouss before an inspector of the Bureau of Pensions, dated April 17, 1928, he stated that his wife, Mary A. Strouss, was born in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana.
John G. Campbell (1818 - 1908)
Ruby Peabody Campbell (1822 - 1903)
John Strouss (1839 - 1933)*
Amia Gordon Strouss (1869 - 1953)*
David F. Strouss (1870 - 1945)*
Cora Elizabeth Strouss Brown (1872 - 1928)*
John Strouss (1874 - 1951)*
Wilber Strouss (1877 - 1933)*
Mary Katherine Strouss McDougall (1879 - 1961)*
Leighton Elder Strouss (1882 - 1973)*
Ruby Strouss (1886 - 1891)*
Alva Eugene Strouss (1891 - 1943)*
R. E. Strouss (1892 - 1930)*
Mary Addie Campbell Strouss (1849 - 1926)
Sallie O. Campbell (1863 - 1872)*
Mary A. Strouss
1849 - 1926
Plot: Sec. I, Lot 2610-262
Created by: Dennis Krebs
Record added: Sep 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21762871