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Emilie "Emma" Stemile Emrich
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1861, Germany
Death: Jun. 7, 1940
Clay County
Kansas, USA

Emilie is believed to be the only child of Edward (or William) Stemile and Sophia Hauserman. She came to the United States with her mother Sophia, (born May 27, 1824) grandmother (Catharina "Barbara" Ramhoefer born 1802-April 4,1894, married Johann Georg Hauserman, Wurttenburg, Germany) and uncles of the Hauserman family to Junction City, Kansas, not necessarily at the same time. The Hauserman's can be found in the Junction City, Geary, KS 1870 and 1880 Census. In the 1900 Clay County, Kansas census Emilie states she immigrated in 1868, other sources say 1872.

The 1870 Clay County, Census lists Matthew Heigel, 34, and wife Sophia, 30, with "Amelia," 9, who I believe to be Emilie. All were born in Wittenburg, Germany.

Emilie married John Emrich, who owned a farm adjoining Matthew Heigel's, in 1881. Their five children are linked below.

In 1914 oldest son George's wife Nellie died suddenly in Oklahoma leaving children Pearl, 18 months, and Ervin, 3, without a mother. Emilie brought the children home to Kansas with her and raised them for several years until they were able to return to their father. As a result, Ervin and Pearl had a extra special bond with their grandmother.

Emma was an independent woman. She was awarded a farm by order of the court during her adult life, which was a working farm with a house separate from her husband's adjoining property. At one point she decided to sell her farm and move in to Longford, the nearest town. Husband John was not happy about it, but she went ahead and bought one of the larger homes in town at the time.

She bought a car and taught herself to drive, going forward and backward, hitting the corn crib and other out buildings as she learned to maneuver it. She had some building skills and was known to do woodworking projects around the farm, as well as crafting her mother's coffin at the time of her death.

Emma kept a neat home, but she really loved to be outdoors. Her home in town had a beautiful backyard with a grape arbor and trellis on the way to the outhouse.

Emma died from a stroke while working in her yard digging dandelions.

Family links: 
  Sophia Catherina Hauserman Heigele (1824 - 1882)
  John Emrich (1846 - 1927)*
  George Emrich (1881 - 1952)*
  Sherman David Emrich (1883 - 1968)*
  Lena Emrich Yount (1885 - 1975)*
  Walter Emrich (1888 - 1965)*
  Melcena Emrich Anthony (1890 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Athelstane Cemetery
Clay Center
Clay County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Emrich
Maintained by: P Jones
Originally Created by: Butterfly Rose
Record added: Sep 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42190376
Emilie Emma <i>Stemile</i> Emrich
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Emilie Emma <i>Stemile</i> Emrich
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Emilie Emma <i>Stemile</i> Emrich
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Gr-great Grandmother
 Added: Jun. 28, 2012
Grandchildren Ervin and Pearl loved you so very much.
 Added: Apr. 15, 2011

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