Sarah Wetzel

 

MOTHER WETSEL

Mother Wetsel has gone to rest. Sarah, wife of George Wetsel, died November 14th, 1885, after a lingering illness of five weeks, aged seventy-five years, seven months and two days. She was born in Augusta County, Virginia, and at the age of eighteen years was united in marriage to George Wetsel. She professed faith in Christ in the year 1823, united with the United Brethren church in 1846, of which she remained a faithful member until death. She was a loving companion, an affectionate mother and a kind and obliging neighbor, beloved by all who knew her. They moved to Fulton county, Illinois, in the spring of 1845, settling near Vermont, where they lived about eighteen months when they removed to the vicinity of Table Grove, residing there six years, and moving from there to Harris Township, near New Philadelphia, where they have since lived. She and her husband have walked side by side for over fifty seven years, sharing their joys and sorrows together, having raised a family of seven sons and three daughters, the oldest 50 and the youngest 33 years of age, all of whom with the husband and father survive her and were at her bedside during her last illness. All are endeavoring to live Christian lives, and reside within a radius of 12 miles of the old homestead--except one who resides in Kansas. The venerable couple lived to see their posterity number 62 grandchildren, 47 of whom are living, and 16 great grandchildren, 14 living. May they make an unbroken family in heaven. H. F. Kline.

(Bushnell Record, Nov. 27, 1885, submitted by Lewis Wetzel)


 

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