One of those wonderful things happened to me on Genforum. I found a book with my families genealogy hand written in the back of it. The very kind lady who had the book mailed it to me. There was also an obit, which I don't think has anything to do with my family, inside the book.
The obit was for Mrs. Clara Eliza Smith:
Clara Eliza Hofmeister was born at Watertown, Wisconsin, June 1, 1863 and passes away at the Riley County Hospital, Manhattan, Kansas early Saturday morning, February 7, 1959 at the age of ninety-five years and eight months.
She came to Kansas with her parents in 1877 and settled near Debuque, Kansas. She was married to Henry Smith, April 3, 1884. To this union nine children were born. She is survived by 6 daughters and one son; Mrs. Myrtle Whipple, Parkville, Mo.;Mrs Selma Paustain, and Mrs. Etta Gessell, Manhatten, Kan.; Mrs. Georgia Karl, Detroit, Kan.; Miss Ida Smith, Enterprise, Kan.; Mrs. Lucy Jacquish, Burbank Calif.; and Carl Smith, Denair.; Calif.; eighteen grand children and twenty-five great grand children and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Ruch, Claflin, Kan.; Mrs. Ida Land, Hutchinson, Kan., and one brother, Frank Hofmeister, Holsington, Kansas. Her husband, two daughters, Emma and Viola and one step-daughter, Mitilda, preceded her in death.
The Henry Smith family moved to a farm northeast of Enterprise, August 1901. After her husband's death in 1905 Mrs. Smith took the place of both father and mother, educating and rearing the family to maturity. In 1920, she moved to Kansas City, Mo., and later made her home in Denver, Colo., with her two daughters, Viola and Ida. The past nine months she has lived in Enterprise with Ida. Mrs. Smith joined the Methodist Church at an early age and was a faithful member through the years, active as long as her health permitted.
I am a little curious about Lucy Jacquish as my gr grandmother's maiden name was Jaques from Prussia. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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