The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, April 26, 1906
MRS. JOHN PIERSCHBACHER, whose maiden name was MISS CYNTHIA KATE BRIGHTWELL, was born in Henderson County, Illinois, October 16, 1866. Early in life she removed with the family to Lucas County, Iowa, where she lived until the time of her death. She was united in marriage to MR. JOHN PIERSCHBACHER October 22, 1885. She died at her home north of Chariton, April 16, 1906, after an illness of a year. During the last months she suffered much.
She at 16 years of age united with the Church of Christ at Belinda and ever remained true to her Christian duties. A husband, son, three sisters and two brothers are the immediate relatives left bereaved. Funeral services attended by a large concourse of friends were held Thursday of last week at the Central Church of Christ north of Chariton, conducted by C.F. Ward, Minister for the Chariton Congregation. Burial was in Brownlee Cemetery.