Elizabeth GERBER ACKERMAN Obituary
By Ann Holt November 23, 2003 at 03:49:48
I received this obituary, which turns out to be the wrong Elizabeth Ackerman.Perhaps it will mean something to another searcher.
"Mrs. Elizabeth Ackerman, 93, died at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in her home in Morton, following a two weeks' illness.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday from the residence and at 1:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Mennonite church at Groveland.Burial was in the church cemetary with three pastors officiating, the Rev. Paul Rupp, the Rev. Emanuel Rocke of Woodburn, Ind., and the Rev. Albert Hager of Indianapolis, Ind.
She was born in Elm Grove township July 15, 1856, a daughter of Peter and Barbara Bechler Gerber.She was married to Daniel Ackerman in Groveland township in 1884.He died Nov. 24, 1932.
Surviving are one daughter, Miss Marianne Ackerman of Morton, two sons, Reuben of Morton and Roy of Groveland, three grandchildren, one great grandchild, and four sisters, Mrs. Katie Meyer and Miss Anna Gerber, both of Peoria, Mrs. Lydia Stolz of Gibson City and Mrs. Josephine Staker of Pekin.Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
She had lived in Morton for the past 25 years in Groveland township.She was a member of Groveland Evangelical Mennonite church.
-Obituary from the Metamora Herald (Illinois) January 27, 1950 page 6 column 2.