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Marie Witzle

The funeral of Mrs. Marie Severt was held last Sunday, services being conducted by Rev. Schlecter, in the German Lutheran church. The church was crowded with mourning relatives of the deceased, to hear the last sad tribute of respect paid to a beloved heighbor, friend, wife and mother. The funeral sermon was an eloquent appeal to the Divine Ruler, and a touching tribute to the memory of a good woman, who by a long struggle with toil, had succeeded in raising a large family of children, ready to take their places in the world, and become useful citizens. The funeral procession was one of the largest ever seen here, being nearly a mile long, and composed of citizens of Chesterton, Porter, and the surrounding country. The remains were laid to rest in the Chesterton cemetery.

[Note: The following information concerning Marie Sievert appears in the May 5, 1893, issue of The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana (Volume 10, Number 5, Page 5, Column 5): PITHY PORTER POINTERS. Mrs. Marie Sievert was born in Baden, Germany in 1853, and with her parents came to America when she was 1 year old. Her maiden name was Mary Witzle. She was married to John Sievert in 1876, and has lived in this neighborhood for the last quarter of a century. She was the mother of seven boys and one girl, all living, the youngest a girl being four years old, and the eldest twenty-five years old. She was a devout member of the German Lutheran church, and an earnest Christian woman.]

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: April 28, 1893
Volume Number: 10
Issue Number: 3
Page: 4
Column(s): 3

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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