Mrs. Margaret JourdanEspenlaub, 89, a representative of a prominent Marrs township family and the widow of Henry Espenlaub, died at 2;30 A.M. today
at her home on R. R. 1, Mt.Vernon, on the old Mt.Vernon, Evansville state road. She had been seriously
ill only a few days.
She was a life-long resident of Marrstownship and a member of Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed
The body is at the Short Funeral Home in Mt.Vernon and will remain there until it is taken
to ImmanuelChurch in Marrs for
the funeral service at Monday. Rev. Theodore M. Haefele, Immanuel pastor, will officiate at services at the
church and at the grave in the church cemetery.
Surviving are two son, Henry and John; four daughters, Mrs.
William F. Hausmann, Mrs. George F. Deig, Emma H. Espenlaub and Alice
M Espenlaub; 13 grandchildren and 21 great
grandchildren. All are residents of Marrs
except Mrs. Deig who life in Evansville. A daughter, Lula died 11 years
The decease was
a daughter of Jacob and Margaret Jourdan natives of Germany.