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Sophia C Moeller Espenschied

Missouri, USA
Death 12 Oct 1938 (aged 82)
Alhambra, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alhambra, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Plot Old Section
Memorial ID 100126779 · View Source
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(Edwardsville Intelligencer, Thursday, Oct 13, 1938, Pg 1)

Mrs. Sophia Espenschied, who lived two miles west of Alhambra and who mothered three groups of children, died Wednesday at noon at her home. She had been in ill health for more than a year. Mrs. Espenschied has been a resident of Alhambra township for about 75 years.

Besides raising her own family of four sons and three daughters, Mrs. Espenschied mothered two foster children. She also raised three children of her son, Fred Espenschied, after the death of their mother.

Mrs. Espenschied was a native of St. Louis, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. William Moeller. The family located in Alhambra township when she was a girl. The date of her birth was February 10, 1856 and she had attained the age of 82 years, 8 months and 2 days.

Mrs. Espenschied was the widow of Philip Espenschied whose death occurred in 1908. She is survived by four sons and three daughters. The children are Henry, Louis and Fred Espenschied, Alhambra; Edward Espenschied, St. Louis; Mrs. Minnie Nungesser, Edwardsville; Mrs. Amanda Sackett, East St. Louis and Miss Philippine Espenschied, Alhambra. Mrs. Sophia Giese, St. Louis is a foster daughter.

The body which has been at the Dauderman Funeral Home has been taken to the Espenschied residence. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Salem Evangelical Church. Rev. Robert Koefer will have charge. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery.




  • Created by: LaVerne Greear Bloemker
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100126779
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sophia C Moeller Espenschied (10 Feb 1856–12 Oct 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100126779, citing Salem Cemetery, Alhambra, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by LaVerne Greear Bloemker (contributor 47547347) .