Margaretha Kiensle Schlichenmayer --
Mrs. Margaretha Schlichenmayer was born
in Hoffnungsthal, Russia, on December 16, 1852. On December 21, she
was baptized by Rev. Becker and confirmed on April 23, 1867. In the
20th year she was married to Mr. Jacob Schlichenmayer on October 17, 1872.
To this union 9 children were born. Jacob, Gottlieb, John, David,
Fred, Margaretha, Karoline, Elisabeth, Christine. She leaves to mourn
her nine children, 41 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and many friends
In 1889 she came to the United States with her family
and settled down near Bethune, Colorado. The following year she was
led into deep distress when her husband was removed from her by death on
May 29. This placed a heavy burden upon her shoulders, but with faith
in the Lord and faithful to her hard task, the children must confess that
they had a real mother who not only provided for their material good, but
also directed their mind upward to the Savior.
On February 13, 1928, she was touched by a stroke
that paralyzed her left side. For the last two years she was bedfast.
For about 2 years she lived in Burlington with her daughter Karoline Boll,
who has faithfully served her mother, almost beyond her own strength, till
her parting hour. The Lord Jesus looks at such service as done unto
Him. She often expressed the desire to go home to her Savior and
frequently she would say that the time of waiting for the Masters call
seemed so long to her. The evening before her death she received
the Lord's Supper to wash away the last earthly faults and failures and
strengthening for the journey homeward. On the 18th at 1:50 am the
It was calm and Peaceful. The Lord has granted
her wish. Thus another of our old pioneers has left us, but more
than a pioneer, its a mother that has gone, who is now awaiting for her
children to meet her in the Home Sweet Home Above at Jesus's Feet.
She attained an age of 78 years, 1 month and 2 days. Blessed are
the dead who die in the Lord. In the cemetery of the Immanuel's congregation,
she is laid to rest till the day of Resurrection.