Mary Johanna <I>Bechert</I> Herrlich

Mary Johanna Bechert Herrlich

Birth
Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 10 Jan 1932 (aged 74)
New Palestine, Hancock County, Indiana, USA
Burial New Palestine, Hancock County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 46764725 · View Source
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Mary Bechert Herrlich Obituary

New Palestine lost one of its oldest and most esteemed citizens Sunday morning when death claimed Mrs. Mary Herrlich, age 74. Mrs Herrlich's life ebbed away early Sunday morning following a short illness traceable to pneumonia.

For a number of years she was active in the social and religious life of the New Palestine community. She was one of the founders of the Zion Evangelical church in New Palestine. She was also a member of the Ladies Aid and the Mary's Club., the Progress Club, and the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Herrlich was the widow of the late Max Herrlich, founder of the Max Herrlich and Son Funeral Home in New Palestine, which is now conducted by the son Charles. Mr. Herrlich's death occurred April 27, 1909.

The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bechert. On September 9, 1877 she was united in marriage to Max Herrlich to which union was born seven children, six of them surviving. In 1884 the Herrlich family moved from Indianapolis to New Palestine where their name since has been closely associated with the development of that community.

Five daughters, Mrs. Emma Gunn, Mrs. Frank Rafferty, Miss Nellie Herrlich, Mrs. R. P. Henderson of Dequeen, Ark.; Mrs. Ray Call, of Strubenville, Ohio, and one son, Charles, of New Palestine survive. There are also thirteen grand children.

One sister, Mrs Emily Deshler, of Sacramento, Calif., and one brother, Christin Bechert, of Indianapolis and a step-mother, Mrs. Minnie Dinkle also survive.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon. Following short services at the home last rites were held at the Zion Evangelical church with Rev. Goetz, Rev. Reed, and Dr Stout officiating. Interment was made in the New Palestine cemetery.



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  • Created by: Marcia Parker
  • Added: 16 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46764725
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Johanna Bechert Herrlich (21 Dec 1857–10 Jan 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46764725, citing New Palestine Cemetery, New Palestine, Hancock County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Marcia Parker (contributor 46831237) .