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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Barbara Stomm Miller Metzger
Contributed by Scot Vincent

Waterloo Press:  Aug. 20, 1891

    Barbara Stomm was born June, 1813, in Alsace, Germany, moved to America, and in 1857 was married to Jacob Metzger, and died Aug. 11, 1891, aged 78 years.
    The subject of this sketch was formerly married to Jacob Miller, who died immediately after landing in the United States, leaving his wife and four children to struggle for a living in the new world.  Nine children died in Germany or enroute.  Two boys, Jacob and Henry Miller alone survive.  Her second husband, Mr. Jacob Metzger, also survive her, and is quite old.  The funeral services were held at Fairfield Center, Aug. 13, and the remains were placed to rest in the cemetery adjoining the center.  The funeral was preached both in the German and English language, a large congregation assembling to pay their last respects to a good neighbor and faithful Christian woman.

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