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Jan 31, 1955        


Mrs. Barbara Strahle Bernd 88, a native of Baden Germany and a respected resident of the Mt. Vernon community for 68 years, died at 12 o'clock noon Sunday (30 Jan 1955) at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.  She was the widow of George Bernd, a well known local farmer, who died in 1941.


Mrs. Bernd, a semi-invalid and then an invalid for the last 15 years and confined to her room for over eight years, entered the hospital Saturday from her home on the West Fourth street road on Rural Route 4.  Her condition had been serious for the last two weeks.


The body is at the Short-Niehaus Funeral Home and will remain there through the funeral service set for 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Short-Niehaus chapel.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.  Rev. August E. Binder, pastor of Trinity Evangelical and reformed Church of which the deceased was a member, will be officiating clergyman.


Surviving are two sons, Henry C. Bernd, Mt. Vernon, four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Black, Mt. Vernon, Mrs. J. J. Sherlock and Mrs. H. A. Fleming, Evansville, and Mrs. Wilbur Galdwin, New Harmony; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Mrs. Bernd, a daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Strahle came to America from her native Baden as a young woman. Her marriage to Mt. Bernd took place in 1892.



Originally submitted by Betty Sellers