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[Welland Telegraph, 25 September 1908]

There died at Listowel on Thursday 3rd September, 1908, Elizabeth Gaiser Grenzebach beloved wife of Rev. J.H. Grenzebach, pastor of the Evangelical church of that place. The deceased lady had undergone an operation for gall stones at her home and her strength was not sufficient to withstand the shock of the operation, and she passed away as above stated.

Mrs. Grenzebach was a daughter of the late Matthew Gaiser of Pelham…………..Her husband was pastor of the church at St. Jacobs, having only taken charge of the Listowel church this year.

A sorrowing husband and one son and four daughters, besides four brothers and two sisters-John Gaiser, Thorold township; Daniel, Oscar and Austin and Miss Gaiser on the homestead; Mrs. (Dr. Hutton) of Welland are left to mourn the taking away of a devoted wife, mother and sister. Two sisters predeceased her-the late Mrs. R. Moote of Fenwick and Mrs. W.H. Crowe of Welland.

The funeral was one of the largest in Listowel for many years, and was attended by friends from Pelham, St. Jacobs and other places.

The pall-bearers were ministers of the Evangelical church. There were twenty minsters in attendance.

The floral offerings were beautiful and numerous showing the high respect in which the deceased lady was held.

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