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Katherine Schwabel Ewald
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Birth: May 9, 1842
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1914
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Wife of Nicholas Ewald.


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, March 5, 1914


On Monday evening, February 23rd, 1914, at 8:45, Mrs. Nicholas Ewald quietly passed away after an illness of over two weeks. She had first been taken with a mild paralytic stroke, following which pneumonia developed, and while she passed the crisis of this disease, an acute heart failure, together with Bright's disease, terminated her life. During her sickness she was devotedly attended by her own children and by her sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, all of whom, together with her husband, gave of themselves without stint for her relief.

Katherine Schwabel was born in Quincy, Ill., May 9th, 1842, lacking at her death but a short time of having attained seventy-two years of age. In Bushnell, Ill., she was married to Nicholas Ewald on December 4th, 1864. Five sons and seven daughters were born to them, three of the sons and five of the daughters surviving, who, with their father have left to them the memory of one who was more to them than can be expressed.

While only a young girl, Mrs. Ewald had been converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church. She and her husband had, with care and faithfulness, trained the boys and girls, so that they, too, should except Christ and unite with His church, and she herself was faithful till the end.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Wednesday afternoon, February 25th, conducted by pastor, Rev. R. M. Shipman, and burial was in the Russell cemetery.

Mrs. Ewald was not one whose life is to be judged by her active participation in public affairs. Rather, she was one whose work centered in the home, and there she wrought with wonderful fidelity. That she was able to raise such a family as she did and to give them the training that they received from her speaks more elequently than anything else, of her capabilites, of her patience and of her loyalty to her Lord.

Of the strength and assurance of her christian character there can be no doubt, for her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. She met and successfully passed the severest test of christian character, namely that testing comes to one in his own home and among his own people.

Family links: 
  Nicholas Ewald (1841 - 1937)
  Emma Ewald (1867 - 1939)*
  Mary Ewald (1869 - 1879)*
  Nicholas H. Ewald (1871 - 1933)*
  John Leonard Ewald (1876 - 1931)*
  Carrie Daisy Ewald Sprague (1878 - 1964)*
  Albert Ewald (1880 - 1941)*
  Ida May Ewald Linville (1882 - 1924)*
  Lydia Kate Ewald Sprague (1884 - 1913)*
  Jennie Ewald (1887 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Russell Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 1 N-S Row 1 Grave 7
Created by: Skip
Record added: Jun 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38144691
Katherine <i>Schwabel</i> Ewald
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