Gertrude <I>Adams</I> Weber


Gertrude Adams Weber

Nitztal, Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 29 May 1905 (aged 43)
McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
Burial McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 68752085 View Source

Gertrude was the daughter of John Adams and Helena Engels. Gertrude's mother, Helena, died December 1868 in Nitztal, Germany. It was following the death of her mother that Gertrude came to McHenry County with her father John, and siblings, Martin, Christina, Emma and Jacob. They arrived at the Port of New York on 30 October 1869 aboard the ship Siberia. Another sibling, Mathias, came with his family, arriving at Port of New York on 22 November 1880 aboard the ship Koln.

Gertrude married Mathias WEBER on
15 January 1880 at St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg, McHenry County, Illinois. Mathias was the son of John Weber and Maria Adams.

St John the Baptist Catholic Church Records
Mathias WEBER & Gertrude ADAMS
m. on 15 January 1880
Witnesses: Jacob ADAMS & Christina ADAMS.
Special dispensation was given for 3rd degree relationship

Gertrude and John were the parents of ten children known, John, Elizabeth, Christine, Marie, Joseph, Henry, Anna Mary, Helen Mary, Emily Mary and Laura Kathryn.

From The Adams Review, 1905:
Miss Lizzie Sabel departed for McHenry, Ill., Tuesday evening. Word was received here that day that Mrs. Math. Weber, a sister-in-law of Mrs. Theo. Sabel, had died and Miss Sabel went to McHenry to be present at the funeral.

McHenry Plaindealer:
"DEATH CLAIMS MRS. MATHIAS WEBER AS ITS VICTIM. After Six Months of Suffering the Angel of Death Takes Away Mrs. Mathias Weber. Again has one of our homes been darkened. Last Monday evening at the hour of nine the Angel of Death came to take Mrs. Mathias Weber to her final reward, after suffering which covered a period of nearly six months.Death came as a blessed relief. Miss Gertrude Adams was born at Kemberguitz, Germany, on October 8, 1861. When only nine years of age she, in company with the family, came toAmerica, landing in this country in the month of November, 1870. They came direct to Illinois, settling at Johnsburg, where the family at once set to work to earn a livelihood. Gertrude was always a hard worker, even in her girlhood days, always helping in the farm duties as well as domestic. On January 15 1880, she was united in marriage to Mr.Mathias Weber, the ceremony being performed in the Catholic church at Johnsburg. Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Weber moved to McHenry, where, with the exception of about one year spent in Minnesota, they have since resided. To the union were born ten children, nine of whom survive, Christina having preceded her mother to the great beyond about three years ago, her death having been caused by drowning in Fox river. The living children are John,Lizzie, Mary, Joseph, Henry, Anna, Lena, Amelia and Laura, who all live at home. Besides the children a heart-broken husband, two sisters, Mrs. Theo Bickler and Miss Christina Adams of McHenry, and two brothers, Math, of Johnsburg and Jacob, of Ringwood are left to mourn. Mrs. Weber was taken ill about the first of last December, and ever since has suffered more or less pain. All that loving hands and skilled doctors could do was done but to no avail. She kept gradually weakening and sinking, until Monday evening when her earthly struggles ceased at the command of One who does things only for the good of His children. Mrs. Weber never complained and bore the long, monotonous days as only a brave woman is capable of doing. The sorrowing family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community, which deeply mourns with them in this their saddest hour. The funeral services were held from St. Mary's German Catholic church, Rev. M. W. Barth performing the last sad rites. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives, who followed the remains to their last resting place, St. Mary's cemetery." ~



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