Mrs. A. J. Stremmel Called By Death Friday Morning

Mrs. Andrew J. Stremmel, one of Astoria’s highly respected citizens, died at her home on Friday morning, at 12:20 o’clock. She had been ailing for a long time of Diabetes and for a number of months other complications set in which caused her death.

Mrs. Stremmel was the daughter of Joseph and Caroline Burgard and was the oldest of five children. Of these Katie Ellen died in infancy, and John died in Astoria in 1914, leaving a widow and large family. The surviving members of the family are Mrs. Susie Wherley and Pius Burgard of Astoria.

She was born near Astoria, July 27, 1866, and at the time of her death was aged 54 years, 9 months, and 2 days. Almost her entire life was spent in Fulton County where she was well known and highly respected, by all who knew her.

On September 19, 1906, she was married to Andrew J. Stremmel, who is left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving companion. Mrs. Stremmel united with the Church of the Brethren in 1881 and continued a faithful member until her death, a period of 40 years. Her face was never missed unless she was hindered by sickness. She enjoyed her religion very much and was always glad to minister to others in a kindly spirit. Many times during her sickness she regretted that she could not attend the services of the church.

Many relatives and friends mourn her departure and will long remember her kindly ministrations among them. In the death of Mrs. Stremmel the husband has lost a gentle and loving companion, the family a kind sister and aunt, and the church a faithful member.

Services were conducted on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Brethren, by Rev. S. S. Blough, her pastor, assisted by Rev. C. A. Gruber. She was laid beside her father and mother in the South Fulton cemetery. The church was filled, many standing and not all were able to gain admission. This is a splendid testimony to the esteem with which she was held in the community.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 5/4/1921


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