Aged Lady Dead.

Isabel Geiman, nee Zentz, was born in Carrol county, Maryland, September 2, 1833. Died near Bader, May 23, 1915, aged 81 years, 6 months and 21 days.

She was stricken with la grippe the 4th of March. For years she was troubled with a bad heart. A complication of diseases followed the la grippe. During her intense suffering an artery was ruptured near the brain and a clot was the final cause of death.

Isabel Zentz was united in marriage to Joseph Geiman, March 3, 1857 in Carroll county, Maryland. Soon after their marriage they came to Illinois to live. For three years they lived in Fulton county, southeast of Astoria. In the spring of 1860 they bought land in Schuyler county where both resided the remainder of their lives.

In this family were ten children, twenty grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. The living children are Mrs. W. B. Jones, C. C. Geiman, J. I. Geiman, Mrs. J. L. Demy, Mrs. Martin Kolp, Clara, Ferby, D. H. and Belle Geiman all of them in, or near Bader. The husband died September 9, 1894 and the youngest child, Irena, died in infancy.

The deceased had three sisters and one brother viz. Mrs. Daniel Brenneman, deceased, Urias Zentz of Maryland, Mrs. Emmanuel Sanble of California and Sarah Zentz who died in infancy.

Mr. and Mrs. Geiman were both members of the church of the Brethren. They were baptized in September 1886 by Elder Daniel Hollinger.

Grandma Geiman was not a woman of many words but her life and deeds spoke more of her goodness to her family and friends than spoken words could express. She was endowed with special gifts of foresightedness and good judgment and “mother’s way” was nearly always the “best way” with the family. Four of her children lived with her until the end. The home was never broken after the husband died. Few people if any have ever been more tenderly cared for than she was. All that children could do was lovingly done for her in her last days.

The funeral was held Tuesday at South Fulton church conducted by Ralph Stambaugh and Cyrus Bucher. Interment, cemetery near by.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 5/26/1915

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