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Pioneer Resident Of This City [Upper Sandusky, OH], Dies Thursday [22 JUN 1922] Morning.

Mrs. John Burkhardt, who had been a resident of Upper Sandusky for over sixty years, passed into the sleep of death Thursday morning at 8:15 o'clock, at the home of her niece, Miss Eleanor Grundtisch, on North Seventh street. The deceased had been ill since the death of her husband five months ago, being bedfast three weeks. The cause of death was infirmities of age linked with complication of diseases.

Mrs. Katherine Burkhardt before her marriage to John Burkhardt on November 19, 1868, was Miss Katherine Grundtisch, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Vater (sic) Grundtisch, and was born at Geiselberg, Bavaria, on January 21, 1849, being aged 73 years, 5 months and 1 day at time of demise. When ten years of age she came with her parents to this country, coming directly to Upper Sandusky where she had since resided. There were no children, but a nephew, George Grundtisch, was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Burkhardt. He passed away when seventeen years of age. A brother, Jacob Grundtisch, of this city [Upper Sandusky, OH], survives, while eight brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. When a young girl the deceased joined Trinity Evangelical church in this city, where she was a faithful attendant. Mrs. Burkhardt, whose christian (sic) spirit was a shining light of her life, leaves a mournful community that will greatly miss their companion of a delightful countenance.

The funeral will be held at the Grundtisch residence, on North Seventh street, Saturday [24 JAN 1922] afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, and from the church, at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E.E. Nietz. Interment is to be made in Oak Hill cemetery.

--The Daily Chief, Upper Sandusky, OH, Thursday, 22 JUN 1922

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