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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
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1935  M

   Miller, Margaret Jane Eicher;   

Miller, Margaret Jane Eicher

Margaret Jane (Eicher) Miller was born near Wayland, Henry County, Iowa on October 4, 1856 and died at her home west of Milford, Nebraska on September 18, 1935 at the age of 78 years, 11 months, and 15 days. On November 25, 1875 she was married to Joseph R. Miller at Wayland, Iowa. Several years after their marriage they moved to Nebraska, located on the farm on which they lived all the rest of their lives. To this union were born fours sons and three daughters. One son, Elmer, preceded her in death on December 11, 1904. Her husband also preceded her on October 30, 1918.

In her youth she united with the Mennonite church, with which faith she retained her affiliation until her death. During the last thirty years she was a member of the West Fairview congregation near Beaver Crossing. She suffered from a complication of ailments for a number of years and these grew more intense and severe in the past three or four years. Her last illness was pneumonia, resulting in death after only a short duration.

She leaves to mourn her departure, three sons and three daughters, William and Edward of Beaver Crossing, and Harry of York, Mrs. Emma Reil of Manson, Iowa, Mrs. Cora Grieser of Filer, Idaho, and Mrs. Ida Schweitzer of Milford. Besides these, she also leaves five brothers and five sisters, J.R. Eicher of Bentenville, Ark., Dan R. and M. J. Eicher of Milford, William R. Eicher of Wayland, Iowa, and Frank Eicher of Manson, Iowa, Mrs. Mart Roth, Albany,  Oregon, Mrs. Barbara Conrad of Smithville, Ohio, Mrs. Sarah Boshart, and Mrs. Caroline Wyse and Mrs. Emma Graber of Wayland, Iowa. One sister, Anna Roth and one brother, Levi Eicher, preceded her to the Beyond. She also leaves thirty grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends who have learned to know her during the years of her sojourn here. Funeral services were held on Friday September 20 at the West Fairview church in charge of Ezra Roth, assisted by J. E. Zimmerman, E. L. Frey of Wauseon, Ohio and George Miller. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the East Fairview cemetery.

Milford Nebraska Newspaper
Submitted by: Ann Miller White, Lincoln, NE

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