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Susannah Hotz Moyer
September 15, 1855–November 7, 1937
Springville—Mrs. Susannah Moyer, age 82, died at the farm home of her daughter, Mrs. Estella McCleary, Sunday, after a long illness. She had resided near Springville thirty-five years. Mrs Moyer was born near Olin and was married in 1872 to Daniel Moyer who died in 1919. Surviving are her children: Mrs. Estella McCleary, Springville; Mrs. Etta Jameson, Chadron, Neb.; Mrs Nellie Weaver, Springville; John Moyer, James D. Moyer, Frank Moyer all of Central City; Charles Moyer, Waterloo; two brothers, John Hotz of Anamosa and Henry Hotz of Olin. There are twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty-nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Forrest Chapel church, with the Rev. L. C. Smith of Springville officiating. Friends may call at the Beck funeral home until Wednesday noon.

A Dear One from Us Has Been Taken
Susannah Hotz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hotz, was born September 15, 1855 near Olin, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Estella McCleary, near Springville, at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 22 days.
She was united in marriage to Daniel Moyer on February 27, 1872, in Anamosa. Mrs. Moyer had been a resident of near Springville for the past 35 years making her home with her children since the death of her husband, who preceded her in death on February 26, 1919.
She is survived by three daughters [???] four sons. One son died in infancy. They are: Mrs. Etta Jameson of Chadron, Nebr.; Mrs Nellie Weaver of Springville; Mrs. Estella McCleary of Springville; John, James D. and Frank Moyer all of Central City, and Chas. Moyer of Waterloo. Two brothers, John Hotz of Anamosa, and Henry Hotz of Olin, 28 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren also survive.

    Grandmother Moyer
    Adear one from us has been taken
    To that unknown world up above
    And our family with sorrow is shaken
    When we think of this dear one we loved.
    She was aged and poorly, but willing
    To do things we wished her to do,
    And grandmother up there in heaven
    Had a heart that was honest and true.
    She was a jolly good soul in her childhood
    She could joke, be cheerful and blue,
    But since she had grown older
    She was careworn, but patient and true.
    A vision to me has been given
    Of grandmother there in her grave,
    Of peaceful and happy contentment
    Please, God, cause our hearts to be brave.
    She'll pray for us up in heaven
    As loved ones always should do,
    We loved her, dear Lord, and our wish is
    To meet her in heaven with you.
    - By a grand-daughter, Romona Moyer Port.

Submitted by: J. J. Lash
Source: Unknown newspaper. Hand written date on the first obit says Nov 7, 1937. Hand written date on the second obit says Nov 8, 1937.
Note: Thanks to Liz Coleman for help with this entry.

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