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 Mary Sophia Schmohl

Adopted -1871

Mary was the daughter of Mrs. Louise Schmohl

Louise was Barbara's Younger Sister

Born - April 9,1868

Nurtingen, Germany

Occupation in 1900 - Dress Maker

Died - December 10, 1931

Fort Collins, Colorado

Buried - Lebanon Cemetery

Lebanon, Red Willow County, Nebraska



Hannah (Kaiser) Bartholomew Louisa (Kaiser) Bodwell









Mary Sophia Schmohl was born April 9, 1868

 in Nurtingen, Germany and departed this life

at Fort Collins, Colorado, December 10, 1931

 at the age of 63 years, 8 months and 1 day.


She is survived by her aged foster mother,

Mrs. John Kaiser, and her foster sisters,

 Mrs. Louisa Bodwell, of Fort Collins, Colorado

and Mrs. Hannah Bartholomew, of Lebanon, Nebraska

 and two nieces and three nephews.


 At the age of two years, she came with her parents

to America, and after their death at the age of three,

 was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. John Kaiser.

They resided in Atchison county, Missouri,

and when Mary was 10 years of age,

they located to Nemaha county, Nebraska where

she grew to womanhood. At this place she was

confirmed into the German Lutheran church.


In 1891, the family moved to a farm near

Lebanon, Nebraska, later moving to Lebanon

where she faithfully cared for her foster parents until

her health failed 3 years ago.

During the last eight months she was lovingly cared for

by her sister, Mrs. Louise Bodwell of Fort Collins, Colorado.


Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m.,

 Sunday, with Rev. R.  A. Jeffrey in charge.

Interment was made in Lebanon Cemetery.

The Sentinel extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives.




We take this means to thank the friends who so kindly contributed to Mary’s comfort by sending letters,

cards and gifts. Each day’s mail was awaited with happy anticipation wondering who would be the friend

 who would remember her that day.

We also wish to express our thanks for the beautiful flowers and for the words and expressions of sympathy

extended to us, also to all of those who have assisted

 us in this hour of bereavement for our loved one.

Words fail to express our appreciation of all.


Mrs. John Kaiser

Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Bodwell and family

Mr. and Mrs. U. B. Bartholomew and Family




 Sister - Louisa Kathryn (Kaiser) Bodwell

Born - June 7, 1876

 Sister - Hannah Mary (Kaiser) Bartholomew

Born - July 28, 1886



Father - John Henry Kaiser

Mother - Barbara Anna (Hildenbrand) Kaiser




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