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Bixel, Fanny (1834-1914)

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Christlicher Bundesbote obituary: 1914 Jul 30 p. 6

Birth date: 1834

text of obituary:

Bixel. — Am 12. Juni bei Bluffton, O., Fanny, Wittwe von Peter Bixel, im Alter von 80 Jahren, 2 Monaten und 28 Tagen. Die Leichenfeier und das Begräbnis wurde an der Ebenezer Kirche gehalten. Br. W. S. Gottschall amtierte. Mutter Bixel war das erste Kind, das in der Schweizer Ansiedlung bei Bluffton geboren wurde. Sie war eine Frau von edlem, christlichen Charakter, las viel und hatte ganze Kapitel der Schrift auswendig gelernt. Sie war ein trues Kirchenglied und fehlte wenn möglich nie im Gottesdienst und in der Sonntagschule.

The Mennonite obituary: 1914 Jul 30 p. 3

text of obituary:

Bixel. — On June 12, near Bluffton, O., Fanny, widow of Peter Bixel, aged 80 years, 2 months and 28 days. Funeral services and interment at Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery, Rev. W. S. Gottschall officiating. Mother Bixel was the first child born in the Swiss settlement around Bluffton. She was a woman of a noble Christian character, a great reader and well versed in the Scripture, having committed whole chapters to memory. A very devoted member of the church, never absent from Sunday school or services if possible. She will be greatly missed by all.

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