Gertrude (1853 - 1933)
Surnames: OSTERMANN MERFIELD ERDLAND GOETZINGER EMKIN SPRINGER
----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/28/1933
Ostermann, Gertrude (18 Aug. 1853 - 16 Sept. 1933)
Mrs. Gertrude Ostermann, who lived in this locality for twelve years, passed away at the home of her son, Gerhardt, at Nashua, Iowa, on September 16th, 1933. Funeral services were held from St. Michael’s church at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning in charge of Rev. Merfield, the pastor, Rev. B. O. Erdland of Independence and Rev. Chas. Goetzinger of Ionia.
Gertrude Emkin was born in Germany August 18th, 1853, and came to America when twenty-seven years of age. She was married to Henry Ostermann in 1879. He preceded her in death July 31, 1921. Five children, twenty-eight grand children and eight great grand children survive her. Also one sister, Mrs. Mary Springer, of Green, Iowa.
Mrs. Ostermann’s health failed her a week ago and developed into a critical condition to which she succumbed well fortified with the rites of the church at the age of eighty years and twenty-eight days.
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