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Lucinda Helen Zimmerman

ZIMMERMAN. -- On Friday morning, the 31st inst., of hemorrhage, Lucinda Helen, wife of Englebert Zimmerman, Editor of the Messenger.

Lucinda Helen Watson was born at Lima, Ohio, September 19th, 1841; was married to Englebert Zimmerman of Columbia City, Ind., August 13th, 1862. Mr. Zimmerman having come to Valparaiso in April, 1871, for the purpose of publishing the Democratic Messenger, Mrs. Z. with her children followed him a few weeks later, reaching here on the 3d of May of that year, just seven years prior to the day of her death. She was the mother of eight children, one of whom, Gracie, died a little less than a year ago of scarlet fever. She was a person of rather vigorous constitution and almost uniform good health. Her sudden death therefore fell as an unexpected blow upon both her husband and the community. She was a woman of many virtues, and those specially of a domestic nature. Loving her husband and her children, she devoted herself to their welfare and comfort with an untiring assiduity. She was little inclined to gay society or frivolous amusements, and those who sought her found her at her home. When, in May and June of last year, her husband and six of her children were prostrate with that terrible disease, scarlet fever, all of them seriously, some of them dangerously sick, and one, as it proved, unto death, it was a wonder to those who saw her how she bore up under the terrible strain to which she was exposed. There she was at her post day and night through weeks of trial, always active, patient, cheerful and hopeful, and even when death claimed one of the objects of her affection, she did not murmur, but yielded with quiet submission to the will of her Heavenly Father. Withal, she was pleasing in her manner and of a kindly, benevolent disposition, receiving with a warm welcome and entertaining with a pleasing courtesy those who came under her roof. Respected and beloved by all who knew her, her loss will be felt by a considerable circle of acquaintances, and the sympathies of the whole community are drawn forth in behalf of her husband, and the seven sorrowing children, the youngest of whom was but a few hours old at the time of her death.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: Mary 9, 1878
Volume Number: 22
Issue Number: 19
Page: 3
Column(s): 9

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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