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 Amelia Catherine <I>Rickert</I> Dreisbach

Amelia Catherine Rickert Dreisbach

Ogle County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Feb 1924 (aged 61)
Pickaway County, Ohio, USA
Burial Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 38679373 · View Source
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*Obituary from the Circleville Union-Herald dated February 10, 1924:


Editor, Union-Herald: - This brief sketch will simply remind us of a few incidents in the life of one beloved among us of Amelia Catherine Rickert, daughter of Samuel H. and Elizabeth Hummel Rickert, born near Roreston, in Ogle county, Illinois, November 18, 1862. At the age of 24, on February 10, 1887, she was united in marriage with Reuben H. Dreisbach, a son and citizen of Pickaway county. The ceremony being performed by Rev. Thomas Woodside. Her married life and widowhood were spent in this county on the old Dreisbach homestead.

Her beloved husband was called from her side by death, May 29, 1893, leaving to her care four children. They were the parents of five children and the firstborn died in infancy. The rest grew to manhood and womanhood. Her son, Fred, was translated peacefully, midst the triumphs of his beautiful life and victorious faith March 18, 1919. Charles was taken suddenly November 24, 1922, in the midst of his promising and useful days, a staunch and reliable Christian and citizen. These sons were a credit to the faithfulness of this mother and now doubtless shine like stars of beauty in her crown.

Surviving are a son, Robert R. Dreisbach, of Philiadelphia, and Mrs Ruby D. Schwab, wife of Professor Ralph R. Schwab, Ph.D., instructor in Fairmount College, Wichita, Kansas; two grandaughters and one grandson; also her parents, who were present, having come from their home at Naperville, Illinois, to witness the burial of the last one of their children.

Mention should be made of Marvin Rickert, a nephew, who spent nine years in Mrs. Dreisbach's home.

Sister Dreisbach was converted in girlhood under the misistry of Rev. Henry Roland at Naperville, Illinois. From this experience and faith, she never waivered, yielding herself ever to her God and Savior, to be wielded by the Spirit and guided by the word of truth, in active service in the church as teacher or any department needing a faithful helper.

Her life was a benediction in the home, and in the community, a friend of God and her fellowmen. Her late illness was brief, beginning on Saturday evening, February 2, and completing its work at about the same time 7 o'clock Thursday, February 7. All was done that could be done by friends and skillful physicians at the home and at the hospital which was two blocks distant and to which she was taken. Notwithstanding the successful operation for appendicitis the heart strain was too great to endure this last battle. The body lost in this conflict, but the soul gained its release and final triumph of faith.

The funeral services were held at the Evangelical church this city, Monday conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. D. Paulin, assisted by Rev. W. L. Naumann, of Akron and Rev. E. A Tovey, of Lancaster. Burial was in Ebenezer cemetery.

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  • Created by: Linda Huffman Powell
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 38679373
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amelia Catherine Rickert Dreisbach (18 Nov 1862–7 Feb 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38679373, citing Ebenezer Cemetery, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Linda Huffman Powell (contributor 47020323) .