Pauline Schritter (Tschritter)-1923
American Falls, Idaho
Mrs. Ernst Tschritter whose maiden name was Pauline Reichenberger, was born in the
village of Beresina South Russia, Jan 26, 1884, where she grew to womanhood and on
May 18, 1906 was married to Mr. Ernst Tschirtter, who survives her. In 1910 the
couple came to the United States and settled near Kulm, N. D. In 1913 they came to
American Falls and have resided in the Prosperity district every since.
Last August Mrs. Tschritter came to the Bethany Deaconess Hospital and underwent a
slight operation from which she soon apparently recovered and went home, but as
time passed she did not regain her strength and was confined to her bed much of the
During the winter her condition grew worse and on April 10th she was brought to the
hospital again and made comfortable on the top floor to see if rest and plenty of
fresh air would revive her, which seemed to be the case for some time but after
gaining for a little while she began to fail again and gradually kept sinking.
Toward the end she suffered considerable pain in her chest and lower limbs. She
was relieved from her suffering at 2:10 p.m., Thursday, June 14th with her husband
at her bedside, where he had not missed as much as an hour, day or night since
Sunday. She reached the age of 39 years, 5 months and 19 days.
Besides her husband her lost is mourned by ten children; Rudolf, aged 16, and John
15, both born in Russia; seven girls, of whom the oldest, Christine is 13; and
Robert 2 years. Burial service was held in Luther church, Pleasant Valley, Sunday
afternoon and the remains were iterred in the cemetery by the church, Rev. Ernst H.
Haack, of American Falls officiated. Sermon text: For I reckon that the suffering
of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be
revealed to usward. (Rom. 8, 18ff).