Elisabeth Guengerich

Female 1857 - 1937  (~ 80 years)
Person ID: I43892 


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  • Name Elisabeth Guengerich 
    Relationshipwith Jeffrey Scott Vitter
    Born Apr 1857  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Dec 1937  Home of son George, St James, Watonwan, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1

    Family

    Family ID: F32692 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart 17 Apr 2021   
    Husband John C. Gingerich (ID:I43234),   b. 28 Nov 1846, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1929, Kalona, Washington, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1892 
    Children 
      1. Dr. George Washington Gingerich (ID:I43893),   b. 22 Feb 1898, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1965  (Age 67 years)
      2. Joella Pearl Gingerich (ID:I43883),   b. 19 Oct 1901, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1997, Upland, San Bernardino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) [Adopted,Adopted]
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S1343] Gospel Herald, Vol XXX, No 42, 13 January 1938.
      Guingerich - ­Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel P and Sussana Guingerich, was born in Washington Co, Iowa, April 3, 1857; died at the home of her son, Dr George Guingerich, St James, Minn, Dec 18, 1937; aged 80 y, 8 m, 15 d.

      She was united in marriage to John C Gingerich Jan 21, 1892, who preceded her in death March 5, 1929.

      To this union two children were born (one son who died in infancy and George W of St. James, Minn); her death is also mourned by a foster daughter (Mrs Frank Gingerich of Upland, Calif) and 8 step-children (Aaron B, Chris, Lewis, Frank, Jesse, and Mrs C J Rhodes, all of Kalona, Iowa; Mrs E J Stutzman, of Wellman, Ia; and Mrs Noah Bender of Goshen, Ind) and a host of near relatives and friends.

      She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth, was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church her entire life. Not only was she a faithful member of the church, but her daily life was a testimony of her convictions. She was a loving companion and a devoted Christian mother not only to her son and foster daughter, also to her 8 step-children, in which she had the interest of a Christian mother, by which she won their esteem and respect.

      Since the death of her husband, she made her home in Kalona, until August of last year, when she went to the home of her son George, where she answered the final summons.

      It can truly be said of her, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." A short service was held Dec 19 at St. James, Minn, after which the body was brought to her home in Kalona, where final funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec 21. Services were conducted in the home by Bro. Ed Shetler and Joe C. Brenneman and D J Fisher at the Church, after which the body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Gingerich Cemetery.
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