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THE WESTERN STAR, 26 February 1915

Mrs. Hannah Schwader, known in this county as "Grandma" Schwader, died on last Saturday, February 20, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jas. Olson, near Enterprise, Kans. She had been in comparatively good health up to within a day or two of her death. The body was brought to this city on Monday and on the following day was laid to rest in the Coldwater cemetery by the side of her husband (Henry Schwader) who died about 11 years ago, (February 24, 1904). Funeral services were conducted at the home of a son, Fred Schwader, in this city, Rev. A. A. Hankins of the Methodist Episcopal church being in charge.

Deceased was well known here, having lived in this county for many years. Mrs. Schwader's maiden name was Hannah Feil. On October 24, 1857, in Mecklenburg, Germany, she was united in marriage with Henry Schwader. In the year 1884, she, with her husband and children migrated from Germany to America. They settled in this country soon afterwards. For some time they lived on what was known as the Lobaugh sheep ranch, about 6 miles southwest of this city. About 2 years ago Mrs. Schwader went to the home of her daughter near Enterprise and there she continued to make her home. "Grandma" Schwader was a genuinely hospitable and thoroughly sympathetic woman, loyal and devoted to her family and always a good neighbor. During her early life she was a member of the Lutheran church, but after coming to America she became a member of the German Methodist church. At the time of her death, Mrs. Schwader had attained to the age of 80 years, 11 months and 15 days.

Deceased is survived by 9 (10) children - Fred, of this city; Karl and Henry of Enterprise, Kans.; Louis, of Pueblo, Colo.; John of Gate, Okla.; Will, of California; Mrs. Olson, of Enterprise, Kans.; Mrs. Hoppe, of this county; Mrs. Herrman, of Gate, Okla., and a son whose home is still in Germany. All except Karl, Will and Louis and the son who is still in the Fatherland, were present at the funeral.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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