was born in Schnykill Co.,
Pa. March 14, 1828, and died at her home in Leaf River, Ill.,
May 8, 1911, aged 83 years, 1 month, 24 days.
She was married to Michael
Kuntzelman June 6, 1847. To this union were born eight
children, four boys and four girls, all of whom still survive,
except the youngest daughter, Mrs. J.W. Piper, who passed
away about twelve years ago.
They came west in 1868 and settled near Leaf River, where
they made their home. Mr. Kuntzelman preceded her to the betterland
about twenty years ago. Since that time she has been very
lonely, and during the last years, often desired to go home
and be at rest. Monday evening, about 6 o’clock, the death
messenger came and set her spirit free.
Grandma Kuntzelman was converted in early womanhood
and united with the Church of God
in Pa. She held her membership in that church until she past
from the church militant to the church triumphant.
She had a host of friends and relatives. She is survived by
7children, 43 grandchildren, 50 greatgrandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
The children were present at the funeral except two daughters
that live in Dakota.
The funeral service were con_______