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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Matilda Mueller Schumacher

Born: Matilda Mueller
Date: August 18, 1848 - Salzuften, Lippe-Detmond, Germany
Married: Herman Henrich Strunk on April 24, 1872 - Evangelisch, Salzuflen, Lippe, Germany
Married: Andreas Blum on March 21, 1880 - Evangelisch, Salzuflen, Lippe, Germany
Married: Henry Schumacher - June 22, 1889 - Cook County, IL
Died: January 9, 1914 - German Evangelical Deaconess Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Barrington Review - January 15, 1914

Mrs. Schumacher Dies of Cancer

Mrs. Mathilda Schumacher of North Hawley Street died in Chicago at the German Evangelical Deaconess hospital at noon last Friday, January 9 and was brought to Barrington for burial. The funeral was held Sunday at St. Paul's Evangelical Chuch on Main Street with Rev. Eugene Wilking conducting the service. Interment was in Main Street Cemetery.

Mrs. Schumacher had been ill since last spring and was taken to Chicago on November 30 for an operation which could not be performed on account of her weak condition. She was suffering from cancer of the liver.

Two months ago her son, Gustav Blum, who is in the United States Navy and is stationed on the battleship, Granite State, at the foot of the 96th Street, New York City, came here to see his mother and with his sister Johanna Pahlke who lives east of town, decided to send the mother to the city for treatment. He then returned east. He arrived in Barrington again Sunday for the funeral.

Mathilda Muller Schumacher was born in Salzuften, Lippe-Detmond, Germany,
on August 18, 1848. When a young woman she was married to a Mr. Blum and they were parents of five children of whom three died when young. Mr. Blum died, and as a widow of 40 years, Mrs. Schumacher came to this country in October 1888. She has sinced lived in Barrington. For two years she was the wife of Henry Schumacher.

Besides the son and daughter mentioned the other relatives are six grandchildren, two in New York and the four Pahlke children.

The Grauenverein of St. Paul's Church, of which Mrs. Schumacher was the treasurer, attended the body.

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