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Rose Gertrude Stover Witwer
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1870
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1937
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Rose and Edwin were married June 18, 1889, by N. M. Middleton in a lavish wedding described in the South Bend Tribune of June 22, 1889.

In part the description reads: "Mr. Edwin C. Witwer, the Studebaker carriage works, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Witwer, and Miss Rose Gertrude Stover, daughter of Mrs. Susan [sic] J. Stover, were united in matrimony last night at the home of the bride in Myler, just south of the city on the Michigan Road, in the presence of a large company, composed mostly of relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Witwer received the hearty congratulations of their friends. A wedding repast of superb quality and beautiful proportions served by the popular caterer, Louis Nickel, and his force of gentlemanly waiters, followed, and the remainder of the night until a very late hour was given up to social festivities of an enjoyable character. A great variety of elegant and useful presents was displayed and admired by the guests.

Both the bride and groom are natives of this county and were brought up in the city. They are most worthy young people, with hosts of friends, and are connected with some of the oldest and most prominent families in the community, including the Studebakers, Stovers, Stulls, Witwers, etc. The bride's mother is a sister of Mrs. J. M. Studebaker, and the groom's mother a sister of Mr. J. M. Studebaker. Although the guests numbered about 175 nearly all were related or connected by marriage ties."

South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Ind., Sat., Nov. 20, 1937, p. 10:
Dies of Paralysis in Indianapolis Hospital
A lingering illness of paralysis claimed the life of Mrs. Rose Witwer, of Robinhood lane, at 9:30 p. m. Friday, in Sterne Memorial hospital, Indianapolis. Mrs. Witwer was taken there three weeks ago for special treatment, but another stroke Friday brought death.

Mrs. Witwer was born in South Bend March 7, 1870, the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Stover. She was educated in the public schools of the city and was graduated from South Bend High school in 1888. She also studied art and music in St. Joseph's academy. She was married 38 years ago to Edwin C. Witwer, who died May 5, 1921. He was for many years purchasing agent for the Studebaker corporation.

Mrs. Witwer was active in the First Methodist Episcopal church and was a member of a woman's bible class and several organizations in the church. She was a member also of the Progress club and of the Mothers' club.

Surviving are a son, Edwin C. Witwer, with whom she made her home, and a daughter, Mrs. John I. Lippincott, of this city. They returned today with her body."

"Funeral Notes
Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Witwer, of Robinhood lane, who died Friday night in Sterne Memorial hospital, Indianapolis, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the A. M. Russell chapel .Rev. J. Archibald Holmes, D. D. of First Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. The body will be in the Russell chapel. A lingering illness of paralysis caused the death of Mrs. Witwer, who was the widow of Edwin C. Witwer, to whom she was married June 18, 1889."

Cemetery records indicate that she died of arteriosclerosis.

Family links: 
  Charles M. Stover (1834 - 1873)
  Sarah Stull Stover (1838 - 1898)
  Edwin C. Witwer (1866 - 1921)*
  Charles Stover Witwer (1890 - 1892)*
  Sarah Gertrude Witwer Lippincott (1896 - 1979)*
  Edwin C. Witwer (1904 - 1983)*
  Frank S. Stover (1864 - 1894)*
  Rose Gertrude Stover Witwer (1870 - 1937)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Reverse side of monument is "Stover."
Riverview Cemetery
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section J(10), Lot 3, Grave 7
Created by: Denise Witwer Lahr
Record added: Aug 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75032686
Rose Gertrude <i>Stover</i> Witwer
Added by: Denise Witwer Lahr
Rose Gertrude <i>Stover</i> Witwer
Added by: Denise Witwer Lahr
Rose Gertrude <i>Stover</i> Witwer
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