LaSalle County


Mrs. J. S. BACH, age 69, resident of Marshall county for 43 years and Marysville (Kansas) for the past six years passed away at the her home Saturday, December 8 (1928) after a lingering illness of several months.  Funeral services were held at St. Gregory's Catholic church at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Interment was made in the St. Gregory's Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. BACH was born June 14, 1859 at Peru, Ill. She was married to J. S. (Jacob Simon) BACH August 22, 1882 and three years later they came to Kansas where they made their home on a farm northwest of Oketo. They lived on the farm for nearly 40 years.

Seven children were born to the union, one dying in infancy. She is survived by her husband, her sons, Frank of Custer City, Ok, John of Odell, Neb., Ed and George who reside on the home farms; her daughters Ana Stacia who is at home, Mrs. Lawrence VON ARX of Marysville; and twelve grandchildren; one sister Miss Bell REITZ, Chicago, IL; besides a host of relatives and friends.

Miss Belle REITZ was unable to attend the funeral, but all of the children were present. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore BACH of Franklin, Neb. were present.

Mrs. Bach was a kind and loving mother and was esteemed and admired by all who knew her. She was a member of the Altar Society.


MRS. MARY E. BACH, wife of J.S. (Jacob Simon) Bach died Saturday night at the age of 69 years 5 months and 24 days after a lingering illness of several months due to a nervous condition.

She was born on June 14, 1859, in Peru, IL. On August 22, 1882 she was untied in marriage to J. S. Bach. They came to Kansas and located on a farm northwest of Oketo, where they resided for about forty years. They moved to their present home in Marysville nearly six years ago. They were the parents of seven children, one having died in infancy. She leaves her husband, two daughters, Miss Anastasia Bach of the home, Mrs. Lawrence Von Arx; four sons, Frank, Custer City, OK, John, Odell, Neb., Ed and George residing on the home farm; one sister Miss Belle Reitz, Chicago, who was unable to be here for the funeral. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren. All of the children were here for the funeral services.

Many friends will mourn the loss of Mrs. Bach. She was kind and loving wife, mother, sister and neighbor. She was a devoted Christian loving her neighbors as herself and her first duties were to her family and church.

Mrs.. Bach held membership in St. Gregory's church and in the Altar Society. Funeral services were held in that church with the Rt. Rev. Bishop Francis Johannes officiating. Interment was made in the catholic cemetery.

The Advocate-Deomcrat joins the many friends in extending heartfelt sympathy.

Contributed by Louise Belsby

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