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Leah Curtis

Female 1844 - 1900  (55 years)


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  • Name Leah Curtis 
    Born 28 May 1844  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1857  , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Leah Musser 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-39003 
    Died 11 Jan 1900  , Elkhart Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: paralysis 
    Buried Yellow Creek Meeting House Cemetery, Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I39003  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father Rev. Burton S. Curtis,   b. 20 May 1815, , Orange Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1886, Reed City, Osceola, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elisabeth Koplin,   b. Abt 1818, of, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1841  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Family ID F19449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph Musser,   b. 3 Feb 1839, , Wayne Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age > 62 years) 
    Married 1861  [2
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F10197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • MUSSER - On the 11th of Jan., 1900, near South West, Elkhart Co., Ind., Leah (Curtis) wife of Joseph Musser, aged 55 years, 7 months and 14 days. She was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., came to Indiana when she was 13 years old. She had been in feeble health for the last six months or more, but not seriously ill. Shortly after going to bed the evening before she died she was stricken with paralysis and was unconscious till death relieved her at 5: 30 A.M. How brittle the thread of life is! She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. The funeral and burial took place on the 13th at Yellow Creek, where a large number of relatives and friends met to pay the last tribute of respect to a loved one. She leaves a sorrowing husband, one daughter, six grand-children, one brother and three sisters. One daughter preceded her to the spirit world, about 20 months ago. Funeral services were conducted by Martin Ramer, J.W. Martin and Christian Shaum.

      Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
      Here thy loss we deeply feel;
      But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
      He can all our sorrows heal.
      Yet again we hope to meet thee
      When the day of life is fled;
      Then in heaven with joy to greet thee
      Where no farewell tear is shed.
      Selected by the Daughter.



      HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3, February 1, 1900 pages 44-46

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] News - Herald of Truth, February 1, 1900 - Obituary of Leah Curtis.

    2. [S1131] Book - Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties, Indiana, Biography of Joseph Musser: 692.

    3. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852.
      Marriages By Rev'd F. W. Bindemann, Minister Of The German Evangelical Protestant Church
      Burton Curtis, Potter, Of Waterloo, To Elisabeth Koplin, Of Woolwich. Wit. Samuel Eby, Yeom Of Woolwich, And Samuel Burkholder, Mason, Of Waterloo.

    4. [S17] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Der Morgenstern (1839-1841), 5 Aug 1841.
      Jully 29, 1841 Burton Curtis of Berlin & Elisabeth Koplin of Woolwich, were married by Rev. Bindemann

    5. [S244] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Deutsche Canadier (1841-1865) - Index to Births, Deaths and Marriages Announced in the Deutsche Canadier, Berlin, Canada West. originally indexed by Simone Nieuwolt and Sylvie Kuppek..organised by Rosemary Ambrose, 6 Aug 1841 pg 32.
      29 Jul 1841 Pastor F W Bindemann m. Burton CURTIS, formerly of Berlin, to Elisabeth K0PLIN, from Woolwich.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 May 1844 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1857 - , Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: paralysis - 11 Jan 1900 - , Elkhart Co., Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Yellow Creek Meeting House Cemetery, Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Indiana Link to Google Earth
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