From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
MRS. JESSE MOORE JANUARY 8, 1925
Mrs. Jesse Moore passed away at her home in this city Friday (Jan. 2) afternoon at 1 o'clock following a year's illness with dropsy. Funeral services were held Sunday forenoon at 10:30 at the Chatsworth Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. August Rettberg. The services were very largely attended. The burial was in the Chatsworth cemetery. Anna Ludwig was born in Germany August 23, 1870 and emigrated to America when 15 years of age. She became ill with diphtheria upon arrival in this country and was taken to a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. As soon as she had sufficiently recovered she came to Chatsworth. In 1836 she was married to Anton Kemnitz. Four sons were born to this union. Twenty-six years ago Mr. Kemnitz died. They were then living on a farm and the widow continued there for two years, then moving to the village of Chatsworth. August 23, 1903, she was married to Jesse Moore. Two daughters were born to them. The deceased had much to endure of sickness. Thirteen years ago she submitted to a serious operation from which she seemed to fully recover. Five years ago, however her physical condition became so impaired that she was taken to Peoria for treatment. Again she rallied for several years, until about a year ago her health again began to fail. She was confined to her bed for the greater part of the time during the last nine months of her life. She suffered much. Her illness first appeared to be diabetes, later developing late enlargement of the heart and finally dropsy. Only a strong constitution and patience enabled her to live as long as she did. She leaved to mourn for her, her husband, four sons -- Jake, Ernest, George and Frank Kemnitz, two daughters -- Mrs. Ruth Hornickel and Miss Anna Moore. The latter very faithfully and lovingly cared for her mother during those long months of sickness. There are also four step-sons, one sister in Germany and other relatives.