The Whittemore Champion August 5, 1938
A Pioneer Lady Is Buried Friday
Mary Anna Gade nee Voss was born June 12, 1863 in Pommen, Germany. She was baptized and confirmed by Pastor Bucel.
In the year 1880, she came with her parents to Elmhurst, Illinois.
On September 29, 1882, she was married to Ferdinand Bell. That same year they came to Iowa and settled here. In the year 1892, the Lord laid a heavy cross upon her, taking her beloved husband and leaving her with six small children.
On April 27, 1894, she was married to August Gade. This union was blessed with seven children.
The deceased has been ailing for the last year. Tuesday morning, August 2, at 4 o'clock she bacame suddenly ill, and when the shadows of the evening drew high, she fell asleep in Jesus about 8 o'clock. She reached the age of 75 years, 1 month and 21 days.
She was a devout Christian and a true member of the Lutheran church. Not only was she a Christian in word, but also in deed. She was a loving mother to all her children.
She leaves to mourn her beloved husband, August Gade, eight sons and five daughters - William, Robert and Otto Bell, and Ernest, Herman, Hugo, Werner and Edwin Gade; Mrs. William Meyer, Mrs. Herman Meyer, Mrs. William Roeber, Mrs. Hugo Faulstich and Mrs. Emil Bierstedt. Also to mourn her death are 62 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Carl Bottin o fMountain Lake, Minn., three brothers, Fred, William and Reinhold Voss of Pomeroy, Ia. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. Discher, on Friday, August 5, at 2 o'clock, in both German and English, at the Lutheran church in Whittemore. Six sons acted as pall bearers. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran cemetery.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Voss and son, Walter, Mr. and Mrs. William Voss, Rev. Reinhold Voss and daughter, Helen, and Mr. and Mrs. George Behrends and family, all of Pomeroy, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. William Meyer of Rockwell City, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bottin of Mountain Lake, Minn.: Mrs. And Mrs. Charles Meyer and family of Newell, Iowa.