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Obits > 1918 - Mrs. Margaret Rieger

Robin Pardus


Republic of 8-16-1918
As announced in these columns last week Mrs. Margaret Rieger, widow of the late F. F. Rieger, Sr., and for many years a resident of Geneseo passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Millie Ballard, at Spring Hill Thursday, August 8, 1918, aged eighty years, two months, and twenty-two days. Mrs. Rieger will always be remembered by her friends as a woman of Christian character and throughout her life was industrious and devoted to the care of her family and doing of kind acts.  Mrs. Rieger was born in Gisen, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, May 16, 1838. She was united in marriage to Ferdinand F. Rieger, and to this union were born eight children. Two of these children passed away, one in infancy and a son, W. L. Rieger, at Sterling, January 1, 1916. The husband and father passed away February 5, 1918. There survive the following children, F. F. Rieger, of this city, Mrs. Millie Ballard, of Spring Hill, Mrs. Lizzie Carney, of Wampum, Wis., Charles Rieger, Mrs. Carrie Ward and Mrs. Mamie Overholster, the latter three of Sterling. Beside the sons and daughters there also mourn fourteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and the following three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Hartung, of Geneseo, Mrs. Catharine Hartung, of Rockwell City, Iowa, and Mrs. Susan Burkhart, of Geneseo.  Mrs. Rieger was converted and became a Christian in early life as a young girl and was faithful to the tenets of her faith throughout her years. The funeral services were held at the Spring Hill church, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. J. M. Terry officiating. The body was laid to rest in Sharon cemetery. (information gathered & submitted by Fama Prokup & Robin Pardus)

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