CALLED HOME; Mrs Henry Spratler, After A Long Residence in This City, Passes To The Other World
At 5:40 o'clock this morning, Mrs. Henry Spratler expired. The deceased was sick three months, and the cause of her demise was cancer of the heart. Had she lived until the 10th of next August, she would have been 50 years of age.
She was born in Boos, Prussia, on the Rhine, and came to Freeport in 1851. Her she was joined in wedlock to Henry Spratler in 1857, Wm. Wagner, deceased, performing the ceremony.
Mrs. Spratler leaves ten children, one of whom is married to Mr. F. X. Mayer, the well-known barber. The youngest child is one year and a half old. A son is nineteen years old, Mrs. Fred Burkhardt is a sister; a brother lives at Blairstown, Iowa, and a sister lives at Wapella, Iowa. The father and mother reside at Lancaster, Pa.
Mr. Sprattler is known as one of our best and most respected German citizens. He has been in the employ of John B. Taylor for 28 years, and during all this time has never lost a day unless on matters of this kind. His wife was a faithful and true woman, who lived to make her husband and children happy, and in her death, a true wife, an affectionate and loving mother, an old and honored citizen has passed to the realm beyond. Mrs. Spratler possessed those rare qualities that goes to make up a good wife, and the old house will now be a lonesome one. Her death is sincerely regretted by a large circle of friends everywhere.
The funeral will take place next Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, and will be under the auspices of Freeport Lodge of Odd Fellows, of which institution Mr. Sprattler has been an honored member since its inception.
from The Freeport Daily Journal and Republican, June 9, 1883 (pg 9, col 3). Submitted by: Susan Gillick March 01, 2001
This is my great great grandmother. Her daughter Lena was my great grandmother.