Pomeroy Herald Thursday July 7, 1921


Albertine Anna Voss, nee Haase, was born November 10, 1838, at Kranlow Strand, Pommerania, Germany. Soon after her birth she was received through Holy Baptism into the Kingdom of God. After due instruction in the Word of God, she was confirmed in the Lutheran faith, promising to be true to her faith and God, which promise she faithfully kept until the end.

On April 26, 1858, she was married to John F. Voss. This union was blessed with eleven children, eight sons and three daughters. The husband and five children preceded her in death.

In the year 1881 she came with her family to the United States, and they made their home at first in Elmhurst, Ill. From there they moved to Oak Park, Ill., and after a few years to Chicago. In 1889 they came to Pomeroy, where she resided until her death.

In 1908, while Mr. Voss was yet alive, they were privileged to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. In 1910 Mr. Voss died, and since then she had made her home with her eldest son, William Voss. In February her health began to fail, and on June 30, at two o'clock in the morning, she passed peacefully and quietly into a better world, for which she had longed so greatly. Her wish is now fulfilled: seeing her Saviour face to face whom she loved so dearly.

 She leaves to mourn her loss six children: William, of Pomeroy; Ernest, of Chicago; Minnie, of West Bend, Ia.; Bertha, of Mountain Lake, Minn.; Fred, of Pomeroy; Reinhold, of Gilead, Nebr. The children were all present at the funeral services. She also leaves 47 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Her age was 82 years, 7 months and 20 days. We miss her, but our loss is her gain.

The funeral was held Sunday morning, July 3, at 10:30, from St. John's church, Rev. H. Meyer officiating. Interment in Union cemetery.

Jesus lives! No longer now can thy terrors, Death, appall us;

Jesus lives! By this we know from the grave He will recall us.

Brighter scenes will then commence; this shall be our confidence.

Jesus lives! Henceforth is death but the gate of Life Immortal.

This shall calm our troubled breath, when we pass its gloomy portal.

Faith shall cry, as fails each sense, Lord, Thou art our confidence!



We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness of our dear mother, and have shown us their sympathy in our bereavement.

Wm. Voss,
Ernest Voss,
Fred Voss,
Reinhold Voss,
Minnie Voss,
Bertha Voss,

And Families