Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Bertha Fidelia (LeMaster) Yaeger (1874-1922)

Source: Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, March 17, 1922, page 2.


Mrs. Bertha Yaeger, 47, wife of John H. Yaeger of Brazil, Ind., passed away Thursday noon.  She underwent an operation Sunday noon and never recovered.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. LeMaster of Salamonia.  Mr. Yaeger was a principal for sixteen years in the schools at Brazil, and also taught in the Madison Township schools.  Mrs. Yaeger was formerly a teacher in the Michigan schools and taught in Portland and Madison Township schools about nineteen years ago.

The deceased is survived by the husband and six children, Clarence, Mary, Helen, John Vernon, George Walker and Luther.  She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. L.L. Rockwell of Fort Recovery; L.C. LeMaster , west of Salamonia; W.C. LeMaster of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. M.J. Atkinson of Salamonia; Mrs. Henry Meinholtz of Alamosa, Colo.; Mrs. S.W. Phillips of David City, Neb.; A.R. LeMaster of Geneva, and Drs. O.O. and V.W. LeMasters, both of Sydney, O.

The body will arrive in this city Saturday and will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. LeMaster at Salamonia, where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral.  The complete funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Note the surname is spelled both Yeager and Yaeger in the same obituary, almost as bad as LeMaster/LeMasters.  The tombstone in Salamonia Cemetery spells the surname Yaeger.

I didn't know that Bertha taught in Michigan, will have to research this as well.

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