Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Catherine Kohser Brane

Born:  16 Feb, 1834
Died:  4 Apr 1921
 Buried:  Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Indiana

Mrs. Brane Dies At Eighty Seven

Mrs. Catharine Brane passed quietly away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Hubble, early Friday morning after being unconscious since Sunday. She had been in failing health for some time, gradually growing weaker. With her at the time of her death were her daughter, Mrs. Hubble, and son Will L. Moyer of New York. The funeral service was held Sunday at the Methodist church conducted by Rev. B.M. Bechdolt, and the burial was in Oaklawn cemetery.

Catharine Kohser was born in Alsace Loraine, France, February 16, 1834, and came to this country with her parents about eighty years ago, locating near Akron, Ohio. Later she came to the vicinity of Laketon. She was married to John H. Moyer 67 years ago, and he died eighteen years later while the family was living in Kansas. His death occurred in the spring and the family returned to Laketon in the fall, coming in a wagon driven by Will L., the oldest son. Some years after returning to Laketon she married Daniel Brane, who died twenty-five years ago. Shortly after his death Mrs. Brane come to North Manchester, and this city has since been her home, she living with her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Hubble. She was the mother of six children by her first marriage. Two sons died in infancy, and Mrs. F.M. Eckman died a number of years ago in this city. The living are Will L. Moyer of New York, Jesse Moyer of Richmond and Mrs. Hubble of this city. There are three grandchildren, Mrs. Homer G. Legan of Chicago, Mrs. H.T. Willits of Akron, Ohio, and John Gould Moyer, who is lieutenant commander of the Rochester now in Cuban waters. The living children with the first two of the grand children were present for the funeral. The last named grandchild could not get home. Mrs. Brane had for years been a member of the Methodist church in this city, and was a woman universally liked and respected. Besides her children she is survived by one brother, Charles Kohser, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Schroll.

North Manchester News Journal
April 4, 1921

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