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WHITE CITY REGISTER, 26 February 1914
Obituary of Mrs. ABBIE WEIRICH

Mrs. Abbie Weirich

   Miss Abbie Young was born in Germany, January 1, 1825 and was united in marriage in France in 1842 to George Weirich. There was born to this union 14 children, 8 boys and 6 girls, all of these children, except one were born in America. Five have died, 4 boys and 1 girl. She came with her husband from France to America, first to Pennsylvania, then to Iowa and from Iowa to Kansas about thirty-five years ago settling on a farm some six miles from town and about twenty years ago came to White City, where she lived with her husband until the time of his death which occurred Jan. 8, 1909. She then lived with her son Thomas for six months, and then with her daughter, Mrs. Prosser for 4 years and 7 months, or until the time of her death which occurred Sunday, February 22, 1914, at 10 a.m., aged 89 years 1 month and 21 days. Mother Weirich's general health has been good until about seven weeks ago, when she was taken sick. Mother Weirich was raised a Catholic and had always been a devout and faithful member of that church. After Mr. and Mrs. Weirich came to White City they became friendly toward the M.E. church, as no Catholic church is located here. Her funeral services were held from the M.E. Church Tuesday, February 24, at 2:30 p.m. Short services were held in the home after which the services were held at the church, conducted by the pastor; Rev. Frank E. Ryerson. Burial taken place in the cemetery near town.

Transcribed and Contributed by Tracy Turner

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