Dorathea (Dorothea) Frederick Einspahr (1859-1900)
(Mrs. Frederick Einspahr)
The following unidentified newspaper article was in a collection owned by Lowell Town Historian Richard Schmal:
Dorathea Frederick was born near Blue Island, Illinois, Aug. 17, 1859, and died in her home in West Creek township after a ___ illness, December 17, 1900 at the age of 41 years and 4 months. [In] infancy she came with her parents from Blue Island to Dyer, Indiana. November 17, 1878, she was united in marriage to Frederick Einspahr. To this union nine children, three boys and six girls, were born, all of which survive their mother, their dearest and truest friend on earth. At the age of fifteen years she joined the Lutheran church and ever lived the life of a true Christian; being ever ready to assist in any good work, ever thinking more of the happiness of others than of her own. She was a true and faithful wife; a kind and indulgent mother and an obliging neighbor and will be greatly missed and sincerely mourned by the whole community in which she lived. The seventeenth day of the month seemed to be the day upon which the epochs in her life were to occur, for upon that day of the month she was born, married and died; rather a strange fatality. She leaves her husband, nine children, two brothers: John Frederick, of Dyer, Indiana, and Peter Frederick, of Lowell, Ind., and four sisters: Mrs. Joseph Sonse, of Dyer, Indiana, Mrs. John Hains, of Dalton, Ill., Mrs. Albert Garrison, of Fernwood, Ill., and Mrs. William Einspahr, of Hanover Center, Indiana, an aged mother-in-law, together with a large circle of friends to mourn the departure of a true, noble and loving wife, mother and friend to that higher sphere of life. Her funeral occurred from the German Methodist church in West Creek township Thursday, December 20, at 2 p.m. Rev. Dismyer, of Crown Point, Ind., preached the funeral discourse. She was laid away in the cemetery near the church, there to rest in quiet slumber until the morning of the first resurrection then to come forth into immortal life to enjoy the companionship of the dear friends she has left behind throughout an endless eternity. To the sorely bereaved family the TRIBUNE extends its sincere sympathy.