DeKalb County Indiana Obituary


Emma "Amy" McCague Husselman
Contributed by Scot Vincent


No known paper, no known date (Died Aug. 2, 1912)
Well known lady was at Curtis Eckert home in the evening

    Death came very suddenly to Mrs. Adam Husselman Fri. night about 10 a.m., too quickly for medical help to reach her.
    Mr. And Mrs. Husselman attended the Lutheran social at the Curtis Eckert home in the evening and just after leaving for their own homea half-mile distant Mrs. Husselman complained of being ill.  Her husband hastened home with her and helped her into the house and within twenty minutes from her first utterance of pain she was a corpse.
    As soon as Mr. Husselman could get to the telephone he called his family physician, Dr. J.E. Cooper, who motored quickly to the home but the grain reaper outdistanced him.  Mrs. Husselman was dead before he could get there.
    Over a year ago Mrs. Husselman had a similar attack in Dr. Cooper’s office but she was saved by timely attention and probably had it been possible for a physician to have been there when she arrived home her life might have been saved.  Formation of gas in the stomach distended the abdomen and, pressing against the heart, suffocated her.
    Mrs. Husselman was only fifty-one years of age.  Surviving are her husband and three children, Earl, Donald and Viola, all at home.
    She was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John McCague, pioneers of Richland twp., near Showers’ Corners.  Of this family five children survive, viz, Mrs. W.S. Bangs of Kansas, Mrs. Henry Getts of Corunna, Mrs. John Anthony, who recently moved from Goshen to Delta, Ohio, Mrs. John Whetsel southwest of Auburn, and Will McCague of South Bend.
    She became the wife of Adam Husselman in Auburn in August 1884 and in the next month they went to housekeeping on the farm where they have resided ever since, near Tamarack church on the Ashley road, two miles north of Auburn.  She was one branch of a highly respected family tree and her death was a distinct shock to a wide acquaintance.  Many friends join in sympathy.
    A message was sent to her Kansas sister apprising her of the sudden death and asking her is she would come, and if so, when.  The funeral will be held Tues. afternoon from the residence but the hour has not been definitely decided upon.  The sister from Kansas is expected and her arrival will have something to do with the hour.



No known paper, no known date  (Died Aug. 2, 1912)
Death came suddenly to Mrs. Husselman

    Was taken ill on way home from church social and death soon came.
    In a little less than an hour after she had been in attendance at a church social where all had been gayety and cheer, Mrs. Emma (Amy) McCague-Husselman north of Auburn, was claimed in death Fri. night.  Death it is believed, was the result of acute indigestion.
    Mrs. Husselman, with her husband, was in attendance at an ice-cream social held by the members of the Lutheran church at the home Curtis Eckert, north of Auburn.  At about ten o’clock she and her husband left for home.  Before they could reach there Mrs. Husselman was suddenly taken ill and in a comparatively short time after they had arrived at their home, her condition had assumed such alarming proportions, as to cause the gravest apprehension on the part of the members of the family.  An Auburn physician was immediately called, but before he could reach the home Mrs. Husselman had answered the final summons.  Death had come within twenty minutes after she was taken ill.
    The late Mrs. Husselman was born on Oct. 14, 1860, at the old McCague homestead, one-mile south of Sedan, in Richland twp.  On Aug. 13, 1885, she was united in marriage to Adam Husselman.  They moved to a farm two miles north of Auburn on the Ashley road, where they have made their home ever since.
    Besides a host of friends and relatives who are shocked to hear of her sudden and unexpected death, she leaves the following members of her family to mourn her departure;  A husband and three children; Donald, Earl, and Viola, all of whom are at home.
    The funeral will be held from the home Tues. afternoon at two o’clock.  Internment will be made in Woodlawn cem. 



The Auburn Courier: Aug. 15, 1912

    Amy McCague Husselman was born in Richland twp., Dekalb Co.  Oct. 14, 1860, and departed this life Aug. 2, 1912, aged fifty-one years, nine months and nineteen days.  She was taken into full membership with the Lutheran church at Sedan at the age of twenty and lived a constant Christian until death.  She was united in marriage to Adam Husselman Aug. 13, 1865.  To this union were born three children-two sons, Earl and Donald, and one daughter, Viola.  She leaves to mourn their loss the husband and three children, as well as four sisters and a brother-Mrs. Orelia Bangs, Liberal Kan.; Mrs. Ellen Getts, Corunna, IN; Mrs. Martha Anthony, Delta, OH; Mrs. Celia Whetsel, Auburn, IN; and a host of relatives and friends.
    She was a kind wife, a loving mother and a neighbor who was loved and revered by all who knew her.  Our loss is her eternal gain.  The funeral services were held at the house on Tues., Aug. 6, at 2 o’clock p.m.  The body was laid to rest in the Woodlawn cem. near Auburn.  The Rev. J.W. Fergusan was in charge and the encouraging, helpful words spoken will be cherished in the memory of the family. 
Card of thanks
    We wish to express our gratitude to the many friends and neighbors for their kind acts and sympathy so acceptable in our recent bereavement, and the floral tributes to our beloved dead.          A.W. Husselman and children


Waterloo Press: Aug. 8, 1912
Sudden Death of Mrs. Adam Husselman last Fri. night

    Mrs. Adam Husselman, southwest of Waterloo, was called suddenly by death Fri. night.  In company with her husband she attended a social at the home of Curtis Eckert, given by the members of the Lutheran church, and after indulging in ice cream, the night being cool, enroute home she was stricken with acute indigestion, and death resulted in less than thirty minutes after the attack, and before the physician summoned could reach the home.  The deceased was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John McCague, and was born at the farm home, one-fourth mile west of Showers’ Corners, Richmond twp., Oct. 14, 1860, and was married to Adam Husselman Aug. 13, 1885.  She leaves a husband and three children.  The funeral was held at the home at 2 o’clock Tues. afternoon, and burial at Woodlawn cem.



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