Margaretha Katherina “Margaret” <I>Smaltz</I> Straesser

Margaretha Katherina “Margaret” Smaltz Straesser

Stuttgart, Stadtkreis Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 19 May 1909 (aged 80)
Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 46071192 · View Source
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Fifteen minutes after 12 o'clock Tuesday night, Mrs. Margaret Straesser, widow of John Straesser, peacefully passed to eternal rest.

She was born in Wurttemburg, Germany, October 5, 1828, and in 1840, at the age of 11 years came to America. In July 1848, she was united with John Straesser in marriage and lived here the remainder of her long life. Her husband bade farewell to earthly scenes January 3, 1892. Thirteen children were born to his union, three of whom also preceded her to the grave.

Those who survive are: Mrs. Mary Ellen Shollenberger, wife of P. Shollenberger of Hollidaysburg; Christian Straesser and Mrs. Kate Collier of Peoria, Illinois; Mrs. Louise Lehman, Mrs. Minnie Mentzer, Charles A., David, and G. Edward Straesser of Martinsburg, and Maggie and John at home.

The funeral will take place this Friday morning at 10' clock. Services will be held in the Lutheran church and will be in charge of her pastor, Rev. M.S. Sharp. Interment will be made in Spring Hope Cemetery.

Mrs. Straesser was a member of the Lutheran church all her life and was a noble-hearted woman and devoted mother. Ailments incident to old age took her away. Monday afternoon she became unconscious never more to look upon the scenes of this world, and at the hour above named without a sign of the sting of death, life departed and she was at rest.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 46071192
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaretha Katherina “Margaret” Smaltz Straesser (5 Oct 1828–19 May 1909), Find a Grave Memorial no. 46071192, citing Spring Hope Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower 46 (contributor 47003187) .