Hannah Saathoff Dies Thursday

Tampico: - Hannah Jannsen Saathoff, 77, Hahnaman Township, died Thursday in Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton, following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Yorktown, with Pastor N. A. Schoff officiating. Burial will be in the Yorktown Cemetery.

There is visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Schmitt Chapel. At noon Sunday the body will be taken from the chapel to the church to lie in state. A memorial has been established.

Miss Saathoff was born Oct. 8, 1896 in Benson, the daughter of John G. and Elske Cirks Saathoff. She received her education in the Minonk schools and lived in the Tampico area since 1913. She had made her home the last 45 years with her brother George Saathoff in Hahnaman Township. She was a member of Rock Falls Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors are four brothers, Meint of Minonk and Harm, Andrew and John of Tampico; two sisters, Annie and Minnie Saathoff of Tampico and a niece and two nephews, Mrs. Lester (Alice) Peach of Tampico, George Saathoff Jr., of Rock Falls and John M Saathoff of Sterling. She also leaves 15 great nieces and nephews and four great-great-nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were two brothers in infancy and a brother George Saathoff Jr. Oct. 25, 1973.


(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Dec. 14, 1973, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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