Dyersville Commercial; Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa; Sept 25 1903
A GOOD LADY GONE
Mrs. Catharine Ganser Dies After a Long Spell of Sickness at Wothington
Mrs. Catharine Ganser died at the home of her son near Worthington last week
Thursday at ten o'clock, am after many months of sickness.
Mrs. Ganser was born at Mettendorf, Germany, July 26, 1820 and was a little
over eighty-three years old at the time of her demise. Her name before
marriage was Miss Catharine Green (Grun) and in 1853 came to New York state
where in 1855 she was united in marriage to Mr. Simon Ganser at Swormville
in Erie County NY.
They resided in New York until 1869 when the family moved to Iowa and
settled near Worthington. Her husband died February 26 1890 and since that
time made her home with her son.
The deceased was a thoroughly Christian lady. a devoted wife and mother and
her neighborly disposition won her a host of friends.
She is survived by one daughter, Miss Anna Ganser, who for many years has
been the housekeeper for Very Rev. Father Heer of Dyersville and one son,
Nicholaus Ganser on the farm near Worthington. The bereaved children have
the sympathy of all.
The funeral took place last Saturday and was attended by friends from far
and near. The pallbearers were Messrs: John Jaeger, Charles House, S. Page,
Sebastian Jaeger, H. Klostermann and George Rubner.
Requiem Mass services were held in St. Paul's Church with Rev. Father
Friedmann officiating after which burial took place in the cemetery near
by. May she rest in peace.
Submitted by M.G.H., Sep. 2006