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Mary Kolb Erb
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1804
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1900
Waterloo Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada

HERALD OF TRUTH - April 1, 1900 pages 109-111:
ERB - On Tuesday March 13, 1900, at her home in Preston, Ontario, of the infirmities of old age, Sister Mary Kolb, relict of the late Bro. Joseph Erb. She was the daughter of Jacob and Catharine (Clemens) Kolb and was born near Skippack, Montgomery Co,m Pa., on the 4th of August 1804. In 1819 she came with her parents to Canada, when what is now known as Waterloo Co. was nearly all forest land. On the 11th of Dec. 1827 she was married to Joseph Erb who died Oct. 15th, 1885. To them were born eight sons and two daughters of whom five sons and one daughter survive her. With her husband who as a miller was widely known for his generosity she shared the trials and hardships of pioneer life as a true helpmeet, and the labors of their hands were greatly blessed. She enjoyed reasonably good health until about three years ago she fell on the floor dislocating her hip, since which time she was unable to walk. Thus the feet that through a long life had been so busy in household duties and missions of love and charity were forced to rest and she had to pass her days in her chair, not being able to get in or out of bed alone. Her daughter, Sister Lena Erb, who is unmarried and lives at home, attended to her aged mother's wants with true filial devotion for three years, being assisted by her two brothers Cyrus and Joseph, both living in Preston. Deceased suffered but little pain during the last year of her life, yet she was patiently waiting for the time of her departure to the land where so many of her loved ones had already gone. Her wish that she might just fall asleep, never to wake again in this world, was granted, and loving watchers did not know that she was gone until they came to look after her, when they found nothing but the cold clay; the longing soul, so long imprisoned in its frail earthly tenement, had gone home to God. The burial took place at the Hagey M. H. near Preston on the 16th. Funeral services by Jacob Woolner in German from Heb. 13:14 and by Noah Stauffer in English from Isa. 58:8. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and reached the age of 91 years, 7 months and 9 days.
Family links: 
  Jacob S. Kolb (1781 - 1869)
  Catharina S. Clemens Kolb (1782 - 1869)
  Joseph Erb (1800 - 1885)
  Abram Albert Erb (1829 - 1896)*
  Cyrus Erb (1831 - 1916)*
  Jacob K Erb (1833 - 1921)*
  Hannah Erb Hagey (1835 - 1864)*
  Magdalena Erb (1837 - 1903)*
  Joseph J. Erb (1840 - 1930)*
  Levi Henry Erb (1842 - 1933)*
  Mary Kolb Erb (1804 - 1900)
  Tobias C Kolb (1810 - 1894)*
*Calculated relationship
Hagey Cemetery
Waterloo Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Karen Tober
Record added: Sep 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96512200
Mary <i>Kolb</i> Erb
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