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20 August 1902

Tracy (Rohrer) Samsel

Died, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hiram Kinkade, in Hamilton, Thursday July 31, Mrs. E. Samsel aged 71 years, 17 months and 1 day. Tracy Rohrer was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, Dec. 30, 1830, was married to Ephriam Samsel, of Hagerstown, Maryland, Dec. 23, 1847. To this union were born 15 children, 7 boys and 8 girls, of whom 11 are living. Mr. and Mrs. Samsel moved to Polo, Ill. in 1853, from there they moved to Emporia, Kas., in 1869, from there they went to Montgomery City, Mo., 14 years ago this fall. In May, the 24th of this year they came to Hamilton to spend the summer with their daughter. Mrs. Samsel was not sick but a few days and died of heart disease. She joined the United Brethren Church in Maryland, later, joined the Presbyterian Church in Missouri 12 years ago. She was a kind, loving mother, a true christian. Her aim was to follow in the Saviour's footsteps and her greatest desire was to see all her children followers of Jesus. The children live at the following places: three boys, Theodore, Oscar and Charlie at Fonda, Iowa; Edward Samsel and Mrs. James Weaver at Polo, Ill.; Mrs. Hiram Kinkade at Hamilton, Ill.; Mrs. John Young at Walhalla, N. Dakota; Mrs. Hugh Kilgore and Miss Frona Samsel at Carrollton, Mo; Mr. John Samsel at Boliver, Mo. She was buried at Oakwood graveyard, Hamilton, Ill. Aug. 1 after a splendid sermon by Brother Winnard at the Bethel Church. She leaves to mourn her death an aged husband and eleven children, a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. One more daughter, Mrs. James Ludy of Emporia, Kas. was omitted.

Submitted by Lucy Weaver, Defiance, Ohio

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