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Laura Anna <I>Fath</I> Lentz

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Laura Anna Fath Lentz

Birth
Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
Death
14 Dec 1950 (aged 76)
Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section16, Row 9
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Mrs. Laura Anna Lentz, of Hillsboro, the widow of William W. Lentz, and the mother of Miss Grace Lentz, who is principal of Edison school, Hillsboro, died at Hillsboro Hospital this Thursday morning December 14, a 12:20 o'clock. She had been in failing health for some time, and had been hospitalized at different times, during the last few months. At her death she was 76 years, 8 months, and 20 days old.

Funeral Service Saturday
The remains will be at the Bass funeral chapel where the funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. C. W. Pfeiffer, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will be the officiant. Burial will be made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Lifetime Hillsboro Resident
Mrs. Lentz was born at Hillsboro and spent her entire lifetime near and in Hillsboro. She was born on March 24, 1874, one of ten children born to the late John and Martha Mary (Nugent) Fath, of East Fork township. She was the granddaughter of pioneers in this county, as her parents came to the county in their youth, when their ancestors settled here. Her mother was a daughter of the late John H. and Ruth Nugent. Her father, the late John Fath, was born in Perry county, Mo., after his father, Leonard Fath, a native of the Rhine country, in Germany, came to this country, settling first in St. Louis, and then in Perry county.

Mrs. Lentz's father, John Fath, lived in Perry county until 1865, farming and teaching school there, and coming to this county in that year. John Fath's parents, Leonard and Margaret Fath, had come to this county in 1864, buying an entire section of land in East Fork township, and members of their family have lived here ever since, in the 86 years since the first Faths settled here, John Fath, the father of Mrs. Lentz, after coming to the county as a young man, farmed with his father, taught school, and was elected at one time as circuit clerk of Montgomery county. He was widely known and highly regarded over the county.

Laura Anna Fath, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fath, was reared and educated here and was married to William W. Lentz, a native of North Carolina, at Hillsboro, May, 1897. Mr. and Mrs Lentz lived on a farm east of Hillsboro, during the early part of their married life, but in 1923, they moved in to Hillsboro and the family home has been here since the. Mr. Lentz died a number of years ago.

Two daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lentz. Grace, who survives her mother, and Ruth, who died in 1939.

Surviving the decedent also are two brothers and a sister, Luke A. Fath, of Irving: Eugene L. Fath, of Hillsboro, and Florence Maude, the widow of Porter May, of Hillsboro. Preceding her in death were her parents, John Fath, who died January 10, 1914, and Mrs. Martha Fath, who died a number of years ago, and three brother and two sisters, John, Charles E., and Guy Fath, Mrs. Medora Henry, and Mrs. Ethel Irene Joyce. One of her parents' children died in childhood.

Mrs. Lentz's parents were faithful members of the Hillsboro Presbyterian church for many years and she became a member of this church in her youth. She was a member also of the Dorca society of the church.
Mrs. Laura Anna Lentz, of Hillsboro, the widow of William W. Lentz, and the mother of Miss Grace Lentz, who is principal of Edison school, Hillsboro, died at Hillsboro Hospital this Thursday morning December 14, a 12:20 o'clock. She had been in failing health for some time, and had been hospitalized at different times, during the last few months. At her death she was 76 years, 8 months, and 20 days old.

Funeral Service Saturday
The remains will be at the Bass funeral chapel where the funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. C. W. Pfeiffer, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will be the officiant. Burial will be made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Lifetime Hillsboro Resident
Mrs. Lentz was born at Hillsboro and spent her entire lifetime near and in Hillsboro. She was born on March 24, 1874, one of ten children born to the late John and Martha Mary (Nugent) Fath, of East Fork township. She was the granddaughter of pioneers in this county, as her parents came to the county in their youth, when their ancestors settled here. Her mother was a daughter of the late John H. and Ruth Nugent. Her father, the late John Fath, was born in Perry county, Mo., after his father, Leonard Fath, a native of the Rhine country, in Germany, came to this country, settling first in St. Louis, and then in Perry county.

Mrs. Lentz's father, John Fath, lived in Perry county until 1865, farming and teaching school there, and coming to this county in that year. John Fath's parents, Leonard and Margaret Fath, had come to this county in 1864, buying an entire section of land in East Fork township, and members of their family have lived here ever since, in the 86 years since the first Faths settled here, John Fath, the father of Mrs. Lentz, after coming to the county as a young man, farmed with his father, taught school, and was elected at one time as circuit clerk of Montgomery county. He was widely known and highly regarded over the county.

Laura Anna Fath, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fath, was reared and educated here and was married to William W. Lentz, a native of North Carolina, at Hillsboro, May, 1897. Mr. and Mrs Lentz lived on a farm east of Hillsboro, during the early part of their married life, but in 1923, they moved in to Hillsboro and the family home has been here since the. Mr. Lentz died a number of years ago.

Two daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lentz. Grace, who survives her mother, and Ruth, who died in 1939.

Surviving the decedent also are two brothers and a sister, Luke A. Fath, of Irving: Eugene L. Fath, of Hillsboro, and Florence Maude, the widow of Porter May, of Hillsboro. Preceding her in death were her parents, John Fath, who died January 10, 1914, and Mrs. Martha Fath, who died a number of years ago, and three brother and two sisters, John, Charles E., and Guy Fath, Mrs. Medora Henry, and Mrs. Ethel Irene Joyce. One of her parents' children died in childhood.

Mrs. Lentz's parents were faithful members of the Hillsboro Presbyterian church for many years and she became a member of this church in her youth. She was a member also of the Dorca society of the church.


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  • Added: Aug 9, 2018
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192100499/laura_anna-lentz: accessed ), memorial page for Laura Anna Fath Lentz (24 Mar 1874–14 Dec 1950), Find a Grave Memorial ID 192100499, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by LJF (contributor 47067449).