Mrs. Lucinda Erb

Lucinda Hess, the eldest daughter of Lewis and Lydia Ann Hess was born the 20th day of February 1853 at Baltimore, Md. and departed this life May 18, 1916 at Astoria, Illinois at the age of 63 yrs., 2 mo. and 28 days at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Seitz with whom she had made her home for the last few years.

At the age of 12 years she with her parents emigrated to Illinois and located on a farm three and one half miles southwest of Astoria where she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to Nelson Erb on the 2nd day of November 1879 by Isaac W. Higgs pastor of the M. E. Church of Astoria. To this union were born three children, two daughters and one son namely: Mrs. Chas. Seitz, Miss Mabel and Mr. Fred Erb, all of Astoria who mourn her departure, her husband having preceded her March 11, 1891. She also leaves four sisters and four brothers who mourn her departure namely: Mrs. Enos Barrett, Colchester, Ill.; Mrs. Arthur Barrett, Colchester, Ill.; Mrs. Douglas Heaton, Vermont, Ill.; and Mrs. Robert Conner of Astoria; Mr. Edward Hess, Parker, S. Dakota; Mr. Jacob Hess, Highmore, S. Dakota; Mr. Lewis Hess and Mr. Henry Hess both of Astoria.

The deceased united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Astoria, on Dec. 15th, 1874. Her affliction has been such that for several years, she has been deprived of the means of grace, but she kept her faith and hope strong in God.

She bore her affliction patiently and was a good mother to her family. Her cheerful and hopeful disposition made those about her bright and happy.

It was her determination to do what seemed best at all times and seemed fully resigned to the Master's will and said death was welcome at any time.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the M. E. church building, conducted by Rev. C. T. Pilch, in the presence of a large number of sorrowing friends. Messrs. Andy Mummert, Henry Hetrick, Emanuel Danner, Lee Riebling, Thomas Skiles and Bert Haare acted as pall bearers. The body was laid to rest in the Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 5/24/1916

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