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 Sophia <I>Krier</I> Achilles

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Sophia Krier Achilles

  • Birth 20 Aug 1829 Germany
  • Death 24 Dec 1915 Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot Block 56, lot 2, grave 9
  • Memorial ID 8555947

Born in Brunswick, Germany. Married on 19 SEP 1851 to Conrad Christian Achilles. According to the obituaries, there were no children born to his couple. OBITUARY BLAIR TRIBUNE: ANOTHER AGED PIONEER SUCCUMBS TO THE GRIP
One of the old pioneers of Washington county died on Christmas day after living a life of Christian piety and love. Mrs Sophia Achilles whose husband Conrad C. Achilles died on March 19, 1913, followed him to a resting place in the Blair cemetary. For many years Mrs. Achilles took an active part in church and charitable circles and a memorial window to her sterling character is part of the Congregational church in this city. Mrs Sophie Kraecon was born in Brunswick, Germany, Aug. 20th, 1829 and came to the United States twenty years later, after a long and tempestous voyage on the Atlantic. She settled in Denmark, Ia. where in 1851 she married Conrad C. Achilles. In 1857 this couple came to Fontanelle, by ox team and settled down to farming in an Indian neighborhood then presided over by Chief Fontenellle. In 1853 the couple, tiring of farm life, came to Blair where they erected a neat cottage on West Colfax Street. They enjoyed a happy married life until the death of Mr. Achilles. Three weeks ago, Mrs. Achilles was attacked with a severe case of grip and owing to her advanced age was unable to rally from the disease. No children were born to the aged couple, a few relatives in Germany being the sole survivors of the family. Mrs. Achilles will be sadly missed by many who know her real goodness and open hearted charity.


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  • Created by: Ruth Moss
  • Added: 25 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8555947
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sophia Krier Achilles (20 Aug 1829–24 Dec 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8555947, citing Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Ruth Moss (contributor 46583722) .