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Posted by: Bonnie Stockdale Date: October 06, 1999 at 21:56:15
In Reply to: obit w/o Anthony Steinmetz Dearborn Ind. by Bonnie Stockdale of 369

This clipping was found in my greatgrand mother Sarah Florence
(Coleman)Lochard
1896-1958 box of pictures & obits. Somehow I believe the Steinmetz are
related
to the Lochards or Colemans.The box & contents has been stored about 40
years.
The Article is very mouse eaten, So I don't have her first name but her
husband is
Anthony Steinmetz. the date is eaten off so I will type what was left.
(typed as printed)


deceased many tributes of respect at the open grave.
Mrs Steinmetz was born in New Alsace, Dearborn Co., Dec 18 183?. She
was
united in Holy Matrimony to A. Steinmetz the 18th day of January 1858, and
on the
following month opened the Hotel so well and favorably known to the
citizens of the
county and the traveling public generally. One week only in 46 years of
irksome and
trying hotel keeping did this patient self-sacrificing charity martyr
absent herself from
this laborious task. She interpreted well the poet's meaning
who said:
"Life is a burden, bear it;
Life is a duty, dare it:
Life is a thorn crown, wear it:
Though it break your heart in twain,
Though the burden crush you down:
Close your lips and hide your pain:
First the cross and then the crown."
Anthony Steinmetz, her husband precede her to their eternal home about
thirteen years
ago and the youngest daughter, Nellie, was called to the father land, in
her sweet maiden
hood at the age of 16 years. She passed to the angelic choir O swell the
ceaseless
son of the angles. The rest of the family, two sons and four daughters
still survive.
Mrs Stienmetz was famililarly called by the citizens and patrons of the
hotel
"Mother Steinmetz" and no one was ever more worthy of that sweetest of all
names "Mother"
Every guest who learned to know the good woman recognized in her so many of
the good
and lovable quailities of his own mother that he had once felt at home and
wanted to express
his appreciation of her kindness by calling her Mother. She always had time
to make her guest
comfortable and feel at home. Nor was she less mindful of the citizens of
the good little
town. She always had time and means to devote to the alleviation of the
suffering or the
want of her neighbor. Not in the recollection of anyone was there a sick
person in our town
whom she did not visit or a fureral at our cemetery which she did not
attend if she was not
sick herself.
In the death of this public benefactor, kind neighbor, devoted friend
and loving christian
"mother" our community morns with her children, for her............ were
legion while she had
not an ..................earth. Since "Mother
Steinmetz"............devoutly followed the teaching
...................Divine Master, she certainly..............the eternal
bliss and happiness promised
those who love...................his precepts. God give........

(rest chewed up)



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