Susan Gruber

Susan Gruber nee Aldinger, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 6, 1832, and died in the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Annie Benton of Astoria, Ill., Mar. 26, 1923, aged 90 years, four months and twenty days. She was the youngest of thirteen children and the last one to depart this life, two of the children being buried in England. In 1854 she was united in holy matrimony to Joseph Gruber, who preceded her to the spirit world in February, 1895. Since that time she has made her home with her children. Sister Gruber, with her husband, united with the Church of the Brethren, forty-three years ago, and lived a faithful and devoted life until death.

To this union were born ten children, six sons and four daughters. Two sons, Edward and Martin, preceded her to the spirit world, William of Hershey, Pa., Mrs. Hammel of Nora, Neb., Joseph, Christian, Levi, Mrs. Annie Benton, Mrs. Lizzie Walters and Fannie Beck, all of Astoria township. Mrs. Beck is at the present time under the hand of affliction and was unable to attend her mother’s funeral. In 1881 they moved to Astoria, Ill., located on a farm west of town, now owned by their son, Levi.

In her life we have a noble example of Christian integrity and righteousness. She maintained a high standard of the Christian graces and virtues. She was a true companion to her husband, a kind and affectionate mother, a friendly and generous neighbor.

She leaves four sons, four daughters, twenty grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn her departure. In her death, our loss is her gain.

Funeral conducted in the Astoria Church of the Brethren by A. L. Sellers, assisted by A. H. Lind.

Interment in the South Fulton cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 4/4/1923

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