Clay County


Elizabeth Desch, daughter of Casper and Suzanna Suess, was born near Lancaster, New York, October 24, 1853, and died January 15, 1930, age 76 years, 2 months and 21 days. Came to Illinois with her parents in December, 1869. Was married to Charles Desch in July, 1871, to which union were born ten children, of whom three preceded her in death, Maxie, Laura and Anna Gumbel. Those living are Joseph, of Quincy, Illinois; G. R., of Des Moines, Iowa; Elmer, of South Pixley township; Celia Kessler, of Ingraham; Elizabeth Umfleet, of Dayton, Iowa; Margaret Ward, of Omaha, Nebraska; Mary Okey, of Dayton, Iowa. Her husband preceded her in death near seven years ago. She leaves thirty grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister, and a host of friends to mourn her departure.

Extracted 12 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from 1930 Pictures and Biographical Sketches of the Business Men of Clay City, Illinois.

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