Cecilia B. Schilmoeller

Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Death 13 Jun 1920 (aged 25)
Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Sec 3 Lot 52
Memorial ID 98264762 · View Source
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Cecilia B. Schilmoeller, born May 30, 1895, in Rush, Kenton, Kentucky, was the eighth child born to Johann Heinrich (John Henry) and Elizabeth (nee Staverman) Schilmoeller.

She was raised with her two brothers and seven sisters on the Schilmoeller Dairy Farm in Rush, Kenton, Kentucky on Kyles Lane near Highland Avenue. The Schilmoellers were active members of the Catholic Church.

She was a favored companion of her brother, Adolf "Ad", (who was a year and a half older) and was chosen to be his Maid of Honor when he married Stella Koenig on May 3, 1916.

In her late teens, Cecilia, (or "Cecil" as she was often known), began working as a domestic. Later, she went to work for the Icy-Hot Bottle Company, 164 West Second Street in Cincinnati, Ohio, an early Thermos-type bottle manufacturer, working her way up to forelady.

Sadly, at the age of twenty-five, Cecilia sustained a burst appendix. She was admitted to St. Elizabeth's Hospital on June 9, 1920 and for four days a continuing effort was made to control the infection in her body, including a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. She passed away on June 13, 1920 at 4:10 p.m. The cause of death was listed as appendectomy with contributory intestinal obstruction.

Her parents laid their young daughter to rest June 16, 1920, at St. John's Cemetery.

Written by: Francine Schilmoeller Larsen


Cecilia Schilmoeller
1895 - 1920