Martha Engesetter obituary

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Friday, August 16, 1912
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Miss Martha Engesetter who has been suffering for the past three years with a cancer passed away at St. Olafs hospital at Austin Friday evening about midnight. It was a long and painful struggle and the end was welcome.

When she was first taken ill she commenced to doctor, visiting most of the specialists in Minnesota and Iowa but no relief and no hope was given her, and she soon resigned herself to meet death. About nine months ago she was taken to the hospital where she remained until death.

The deceased was born in Union township, Mitchell county Iowa, July 26, 1875, where she lived all her life. Her parents passed away several years ago. Her father died in 1890 and mother in 1898. After her mother's death she kept house for her brother until she was compelled to give it up on account of her sickness. She was a member of the Six Mile Grove Lutheran church and was counted one of its faithful members.

The funeral was held Tuesday after noon and interment was made in the family lot at Six Mile Grove cemetery.