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The Lawrenceburg Press
Lawrenceburg, IN (Dearborn Co.)
May 16, 1894

Death of Mrs. Maria Decker.

After an illness of 10 weeks with dropsy Mrs. Maria Decker, wife of Charles Decker, passed away Friday at midnight.

Mrs. Decker was born April 27, 1843, in Maikammer, Bavaria, Germany, came to America when a child and lived the greater portion of her life in Lawrenceburg. She was a daughter of John Brauer by his first wife, and was the last of 14 children. She was married July 27, 1866, to Charles Decker, and to this happy union was born two sons, George and Carl, and two daughters, Mrs. Kate Everhart and Miss Emma Decker.

Mrs. Decker was a woman of excellent social qualities, and will be mourned by many friends, but most of all will she be missed in the home which her daily life made so pleasant to her husband and children.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon in Zion's church, where over 600 people, including the DAughters of Rebekah, Liedertafel and the employees of the Ohio Valley Coffin company, gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to her memory. The burial took place in Greendale cemetery yesterday.

The Lawrenceburg Register
Lawrenceburg, IN (Dearborn Co.)
May 17, 1894

Mrs. Mary Decker
, wife of Mr. Charles Decker, died at the family residence on Centre Street, Friday night last, aged 51 years and 14 days. She had been a great sufferer for several months with tumor of the stomach, for which there was no cure. Everything was done to alleviate the pain and make her last days as comfortable as possible.

She leaves a husband and four grown children - George, Carl, Catherine, and Emma. She was the oldest daughter of John Brauer, a venerable resident of the first ward.

The funeral took place on Monday afternoon at the Evangelical Zion's Church - services by Rev. G. A. Kienle.

Mrs. Decker was a charitable lady, an affectionate wife and mother, and possessed all those excellent qualities that made her an agreeable companion and a kindly neighbor.

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