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 Cornelia Grace <I>Saathoff</I> Martens

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Cornelia Grace Saathoff Martens

Mrs Cornelia Martens, 88, died at her home at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday 4-3-1956. She had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill a week. She was taken to the Harper Funeral Home at Colfax. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor; burial in the church cemetery.

She was born 8-24-1857 near Benson, a daughter of John and Augusta Meiners Saathoff. She was married to Jacob Martens 2-3-1887. He died 7-27-1933.

Surviving are three daughters, Miss Minnie Martens, at home; Miss Margaret Martens, Shoals, Ind.; Mrs Ella Wolverton, Ionia, Mich.; two sons, John W. of Anchor and J. Louis of Normal; two sisters, Mrs Mary Remmers, Pasadena, Ca.; Mrs Sina Mulhausen, Wichita, Kans.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Two children died in infancy.

She was the oldest resident of Anchor and of St. John's Lutheran Church and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the Church.


She is listed in the confirmation records at St Peter Lutheran church near Benson, Woodford Co, Illinois as Gretje Cornelia Saathoff. Grace is a very common name Ostfriesen people in the US used for Gretje.



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  • Created by: Amy R-T
  • Added: 11 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16610101
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelia Grace Saathoff Martens (24 Aug 1867–3 Apr 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16610101, citing Saint Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amy R-T (contributor 46506517) .