Name: Emma SENSENBAUGH
Given Name: Emma
Birth: 25 Aug 1881 in Oakley, Il
Death: 30 Apr 1920 in Cerro Gordo, Il
Burial: 2 May 1920 West Frantz Cemetery, Il
Change Date: 2 Dec 2004 at 22:53:19
The Gospel Messenger May 22, 1920
Emma Sensenbaugh, daughter of Brother G. W. and Catherine (Blickenstaff) Sensenbaugh, was born near Oakley, Ill., August 25, 1881. She spent her early life on her father's farm and attended the country schools. In the winter of 1894 she dedicated her life to the service of the Lord and lived true to this call with an unwavering faith. She was always active in church work. Whether it was as Sunday-school teacher, at teachers' meetings, at prayer meeting, in the Sisters' Aid Society, the Christain Workers' Society, she was always ready to do her part. In May of 1904 she graduated from the Art Department of Mt. Morris college.
She suffered affliction for more than twelve years, fighting tuberculosis. She died April 30, 1920, aged thirty-eight years, eight months and five days. Her presence, influence and cheerful disposition will be greatly missed in the home and in the church, but her exemplary Christian life will not be forgotten.
Services at the Cerro Gordo church by Elders J. W. Grater and D. W. Shock. Interment in the West Frantz cemetery. Lima, Ohio. O. P. Haines.
Died Friday Morning
Miss Emma Sensenbaugh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Sensenbaugh, died at the family home in Cerro Gordo at an early hour Friday morning, April 30th, at the age of 38 years, eight months and five days. She had been in poor health for the past twelve years, and had been growing gradually weaker until the end came.
The funeral services were conducted from the Church of the Brethren, Sunday morning, May 2nd, at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by Eld. J. W. Grater, of Decatur, and Eld. D. W. Shock, of Girard. The interment was in the West Frantz cemetery.
Emma Sensenbaugh was born near Oakley, Ill., August 25th, 1881. In the winter of 1894, she united with the Cerro Gordo Church of the Brethren, when 13 years of age, and had since lived a devoted christian life. Though she suffered intensely at times, she was never heard to complain, and bore her afflications with true christian fortitude.
Her presence, influence and cheerful disposition will be greatly missed in the home, in the church, and among her many friends, but her exemplary christian life will not be forgotten.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her father and mother, one sister, Mrs. I. D. Heckman, of Cerro Gordo, one brother, Jesse Sensenbaugh, of Oakley, and a host of other relatives and friends.
August 25, 1881 April 30, 1920
Miss Emma Sensenbaugh
Aged 38 years, 8 months, 5 days
Cerro Gordo, Illinois
Emma, daughter of G. W. and Catherine (Blickenstaff) Sensenbaugh, was born near Oakley, Illinois, August 25, 1881.
In the winter of 1894, when Eld. Peter Stuckman was conducting evangelistic services at the Cerro Gordo church, Emma, at the age of thirteen, dedicated her life to the service of the Lord. She lived true to his call with unwavering faith, until the Lord called her to her eternal home. In May, 1904, she graduated from the art department of Mount Morris College. She suffered afflication for twelve years, and was never known to murmur even in the midst of intense suffering. She was always looking at the bright side of life, ever trusting her Savior, whom she so much loved, to constantly guide her until the battle was over and the victory won. The end of this earthly pilgrimage came Friday morning, April 30, 1920, when her spirit peacefully took its flight. The time of her sojourn here on this earth was thirty-eight years, eight months and five days. Her presence, influence and cheerful disposition will be greatly missed in the home, in the church and among her many friends, but her exemplary christian life among us will not be forgotten.
She leaves to mourn their loss a devoted father and mother, one sister, Mrs. I. D. Heckman of Cerro Gordo, Illinois, on brother, Jesse Sensenbaugh of Oakley, Illinois, and a host of other relatives and friends. The bereaved family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends for their helpfullness and kindness during the sickness and death of the departed one. May the dear Father bless us all in Jesus name.
The funeral services were conducted from the Church of the Brethren, Sunday morning, May 2nd, at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by Eld. J. W. Grates of Decatur and Eld. D. W. Shock of Girald. Interment in West Frantz cemetery. L. H. Broadwater, Levi Blickenstaff, Arba Sensenbaugh, Noah Blickenstaff, Chester Sensenbaugh and D. D. Blickenstaff served as pall bearers.
Emma Sensenbaugh Photo
Father: George Washington SENSENBAUGH b: 22 Feb 1857 in Montgomery County, Oh
Mother: Catherine BLICKENSTAFF b: 13 Mar 1855 in near Pyrmont, in