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In the census Clay Twp District No 111, Montgomery Co, Ohio taken November
18, 1850 Elizabeth Shofner 18 b OH, is shown living with the family of
Peter Barss 62 along with Elizabeth 57, Abraham 26, David 19, Susanna 17.
A newspaper article-Kearney, NE- no date.
SETS A SUNDAY SCHOOL RECORD
Mrs. Paulus Rarely Misses Session Up to Ninetieth Birthday
The United Brethern Sunday School boasts of the oldest regular attendant at
Sunday school in the city.Grandma A. E. Paulus, mother of Mrs. R. P.
Larimer of West Twenty-first street, rarely ever misses a session and yet
she is 90 years old.Yesterday was her ninetieth birthday and as she
stepped forward with her birthday offerring she was met by the two youngest
members of the school, Beryl Graham, her great grand daughter, and Ruth
Sherer, little daughter of the Sunday School superintendent who presented
her with a beautiful bouquet of carnations in behalf of the schoolGrandma
made a short talk to the school, thanking them for their Kindness to her.
The incident was a most impressive one and will be long remembered by those
Elizabeth Ann Shafner, known as Grandma Paulus, was born in Montgomery
County, Ohio, January 23, 1831, and died at Kearney, Nebraska, April 21,
1927, aged 96 years, two months and twenty-eight days.for a number of
years she lived in Iowa but came to Nebraska March 6, 1887, settling in
Kearney, where she has since resided.
On October 23, 1852, at Eaton, Ohio, she was united in marriage to John
Paulus, who on April 9, 1881, preceded her to the beyond.To this union
were born eight children, one of whom, Mrs. Anna Larimer, of Kearney,
remains to mourn her departure.
In early childhood she was confirmed in the German Lutheran
church,afterwards united with the Christian church.During the early
history of the local church of the United Brethren she transferred her
membership to this organization and remained a faithful member until the
time of her death.She was deeply interested in the work of the church and
never failed to deposit her birthday offering in the Sunday school.
She leaves to morn her departure one daughter, Mrs. Anna Larimer of
Kearney, Nebraska, twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, to
sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Flory of Lawrence, Kansas, who is 94 years of age
and Mrs. Eliza Ann Suder of Sheldon, Indiana, who is 92 years of age.
Besides these many other relatives hosts of friends.