Elizabeth (1858 - 1938)
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Surnames: ROHRBACHER GORDON RADKE HINGHAM RICHTER SCHLAITER DIETHMAN
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 03 March 1938
Gordon, Elizabeth (30 JUL 1858 - 19 FEB 1938)
Elizabeth Rohrbacher was born in the town of Scott, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, July 30, 1858.
There she spent her childhood, attended school and grew to womanhood. She was married to Edward Gordon at Hingham, Sheboygan County, Oct. 8, 1880.
Soon after the birth of their oldest child they came to Loyal, and for several years lived on farms in the vicinity of our village. About twenty-seven years ago they moved to their present home one and one fourth miles southwest of Loyal. There early Saturday morning, Feb. 19, when her son Truman with whom she lived, went to her room to see why she had not awakened, he found that she had quietly slipped from this life. She had apparently been as well as usual and was planning a trip to Sheboygan County Saturday to attend the funeral of a brother-in-law.
Mrs. Gordon, although a quiet home body, appreciated her friends, and in her younger days enjoyed many social gatherings, among them the "Birthday Circle." She and her husband became members of the local Methodist Church over half a century ago.
Friends of her childhood days tell of her kindly, thoughtful disposition, and this same lovely spirit accompanied her throughout the years. Altho’ Mrs. Gordon’s paths were not laid in smooth places, the following tribute from an old friend voices the thought of those who knew her well. The high tribute was, "I have never heard Mrs. Gordon complain, find fault, or speak ill of any one." Her quiet unassuming life reminds us of the lines "And so methinks God hides some souls away, Sweetly to surprise us the last day."
Her funeral was held in the Methodist Church at 1 P. M. Wednesday with the Rev. Fleming officiating. She was laid to rest in the Loyal Cemetery beside her husband, who died in 1936. The pall bearers were Mr. Frank Coryell, Mr. August Fricke, Mr. Bert Brown, Mr. Wm. Habhegger, Mr. Albert Castner, and Mr. Frank Schultz.
The singers were Mrs. R. Prior and Mrs. G. W. Nelson. They were accompanied by Mrs. H. Wanner.
Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Frank Coryell, Mrs. Albert Castner, and Mrs. Dan Castner.
Mrs. Gordon is survived by one daughter, (Clydia) Mrs. Louie Radke, Greenwood; and three sons, Truman and Adlai of Loyal, and Orville of Greenwood; three brothers, Henry and Ben of Sheboygan County, and Frank of Montana; and four sisters, Mrs. Anna Higby, Hingham, Mrs. Emma Richter, Sheboygan, Mrs., Etta Schlaiter, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Julia Diethman, Unity; ten grandchildren and eleven great grand children.
All of her children, two sisters, and many grand children and great grand children were present at the burial service.
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