Sad Last Rites Held Friday For Mrs. Henry Emig

Mrs. Henry Emig passed away on Wednesday of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella McMullen, northeast of Summum, aged 84 years and 12 days.

Rebecca Hamm Emig was born June 20, 1857 near Astoria. She was the oldest of ten children born to Elder Solomon and Sarah (Wolfe) Hamm.

She was married to Henry Emig on Feb. 11, 1877 and to this union six children were born. Since the passing of her husband on July 16, 1924, she has made her home with her children where she was respected and cared for in her old age.

In 1881 she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Church of the Brethren. According to records available three others; Margaret Weber, Cornelius and Sarah Mummert, were baptized into Christ at the same time. She was a woman of firm convictions and remained in the faith until the end of life.

She had been confined to her bed for a few months because of advanced age. On June 23 she called for the anointing service according to James 5:13-16 which was administered by her pastor Eld. Lester E. Fike and Elder C. A. Gruber. From this service she received strength and comfort.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ella Haare and Mrs. Adam Stremmel, both of Astoria; two brothers, Jessie Emig of Minnesota, and John Emig, whose address is unknown; five children, Mrs. Ella McMullen of Ipava, Solomon Emig of Canton, Mrs. Joseph Wherley, Table Grove, Mrs. Roman Little of Astoria, and Edward Emig of Detroit, Mich. One daughter, Mrs. Mary Cassel, preceded her in death. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in the Astoria Church of the Brethren at 2 p.m., July 4. The services were conducted by the pastor. Burial was made in the Woodland cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 7/9/1941

[Laura's note: her brothers were most likely Jessie HAMM and John HAMM, rather than EMIG. The above is how the obituary was published.]

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