CHRISTINIA (LEOPOLD) SEUFER was born in Wittenberg (sic), Germany, November 28, l827.She came to America with her parents and settled in Ohio, in l859.In the year of l847 she was married to BEVERLY HOGAN, who died in l853.To this union were born three children:CATHERINE WARE, of Centerville, Iowa; ANNA WARE, of Auburn, Washington; MARTIN HOGAN, who died in l864.In l856 she was married to MATHIAS SEUFER.In l864 they moved to Decatur County, residing on a farm near Woodland.To this union were born six children: GEORGE SEUFER, of Walker, Minnesota; MARY BIRD, of Diagonal, Iowa; LEWIS SEUFER, who died in l883; ELIZABETH BENNETT, of Woodland Township; LOTTIE JENNINGS, of High Point Township and CAROLINE BYRUM, of Chariton, Iowa.
MR. SEUFER died in l902, and since then she had made her home with her children and had the past four years made her home with her oldest daughter, MRS. R.L. WARE, of Centerville, where she died September l4, l9l5.She had been a member of the Lutheran Church since the age of fourteen years.
The remains were shipped to Lineville Thursday and the funeral was held at the A.C. Church at Woodland, Friday morning at ll o'clock, conducted by Rev. B. Frank Jacobs, of the Leon Presbyterian Church. Interment at the Lentz Cemetery by the side of her husband.A large concourse of relatives and friends were present which shows the esteem she was held in, in this community and heartfelt sympathy is extended to the bereaved and sorrowing ones.
'Tis hard to break the tender cord, When love has bound the heart; 'Tis hard, so hard to speak the word, Must we forever part. Dearest loved one we've laid thee In the peaceful grave's embrace, But thy memory will be cherished 'Till we see they Heavenly face. Sweet mother thou art gone; The work has well been blest; An angel came and hushed thy voice And bore thee home to rest. Sad hearts remain at home; Will miss thee whom we love; We'll meet thee by and by In that sweet home above.