GROTELUESCHEN, LOUISA (KUMPF) [June 21, 1859 - Aug 7, 1927]
Death of Pioneer Woman--Mrs. Henry Grotelueschen, member of a prominent pioneer family of Platte county and a resident of the community more than 60 years, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital at 10:10 a.m. Sunday. Death was due to heart trouble from which she had suffered for many years. She had been in poor health much of her life, and her condition became serious about two months ago. After spending six weeks in the hospital here, she was able to be removed to the home of her son, Charles, near Leigh, but there she was confined to her bed most of the time. Last Thursday, following a relapse, she was again taken to the hospital. Her condition became critical Saturday and death came Sunday morning. The funeral will be held from the home of Charles Grotelueschen, near Leigh, Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. and from the Loseke Creek Christ Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Rev. Kaiser, of Zion Lutheran church, Leigh, will officiate. The body will lie in state at the Henry Gass funeral home Tuesday forenoon. As Louisa Kumpf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kumpf, she was born at Florence, Ohio, June 21, 1859. In her early youth she came to Platte county with her parents, the family homesteading in the Shell creek community. On Oct. 23, 1877 she was married to Henry Grotelueschen, their wedding taking place in the Loseke creek church. They made their home on a farm 16 miles northeast of Columbus until the death of Mr. Grotelueschen on Nov. 19, 1912. After that time Mrs. Grotelueschen spent much of her time in the homes of her children, and during the last two years spent much of her time in the home of her son, Charles. She was mother of 10 children, of whom seven preceded her in death. Three sons survive--William and Charles, residing near Leigh and Henry, of Denver. She leaves also one sister, Mrs. William Bucher, of Columbus, two half sisters, Mrs. L. H. Leavy, of Columbus and Mrs. William Reese, of Kearney, three half-brothers, Henry Loseke, of Columbus; Louis Loseke, of the Loseke creek community, and August Loseke, of Columbus, and 11 grandchildren.
Submitted by William A. Ehlers
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