Esther Ann <I>Wymer</I> Werts

Esther Ann Wymer Werts

Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Dec 1912 (aged 75)
Garland, Park County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Russell, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section 3 Row 3 South Half Grave 12
Memorial ID 38529997 · View Source
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Wife of John Jackson Werts. Daughter of John Wymer and Rebecca Gaumer.


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, December 12, 1912


Esther Ann Wymer was born September 18th, 1837, in Muskingum county, Ohio. She was the daughter of John and Rebecca Wymer, being one of a family of seven children, two sisters and two brothers of whom are still living.

Her marriage to John Jackson Werts took place August 29th, 1854, in Muskingum county. Five years later, Mr. and Mrs. Werts moved to Coshocton county, Ohio, where they lived until their removal to Iowa in 1864. With their six children they came west and established their home on a farm two miles southwest of Russell. This was the family home until 1891, when a new home was built in the town of Russell, and here Mrs. Werts lived the last years of her life, and here also John Jackson Werts, the husband and father, passed away October 27th, 1901.

Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Werts, nine of whom survive their mother. The last few weeks of Mrs. Werts' life were spent at the home of her son, Jacob L., in Garland, Wyo., where she went in September on a visit. On November 25th, while apparently in the best of health, she suffered a stroke of apoplexy. A period of consciousness followed, and hopes were entertained for her recovery, but a few days later she became unconscious, and on December 4th, at 7 a.m., her soul passed away to meet its maker.

Mrs. Werts was born in a christian home, her parents being members of the Lutheran church, in which church she also remained until with her husband and children she entered the Presbyterian church in Russell thirty-seven years ago. She taught her children at her knee the religion of Jesus and thus passed on to them her own wonderful faith, so that they have all gone forth into this world christian men and women.

Besides her children, thirty-two grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren are heirs to the memory of her beautiful christian life.

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, conducted by the pastor, P. A. Tinkham, attended by a large circle of friends and relatives. The floral tributes were profuse and beautiful. Interment was made in the Russell cemetery.

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