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|Emma Caroline Rettig Ambuehl
February 14, 1860–May 20, 1946
|Mrs. George Ambuehl died at her home on West First street Monday, May 20, following an illness brought on by infirmities of old age. Funeral services will be held from the Goettsch Funeral home to the Evangelical and Reformed church this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Andrew Mast, pastor of the church, will officiate at the funeral and at the interment of Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Ambuehl, a native of Bucyrus, Ohio, was born Feb. 14, 1860. She was a daughter of the Rev. George and Katherine Pfeiffer Rettig. She came to Iowa with her father's family and settled in Dubuque when she was two years of age. The family lived there until they came to Monticello in 1870. Rev. Rettig was the organizer of the Reformed church of Monticello.
The marriage of George Ambuehl and Emma Caroline Rettig occurred Dec. 6, 1883. It was performed by Rev.Wittenwiler, at that time pastor of the Reformed church of Monticello. The family home was made on Bowen's Prairie, east of Monticello, until 1903 when Mr. and Mrs. Ambuehl removed to their farm near Monticello. They became the parents of one daughter, Katherine, who is now Mrs. Charles Bridges, a resident of Colorado Springs. Mr. Ambuehl died July 18, 1943.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Ambuehl is survived by a grandson, George Ambuehl Bridges, of Denver Colo.; three sisters, Mrs. W. F. Hintz, Monticello, Mrs. Edith Schemmel and Miss Minnie Rettig of Denver, Colo.; and five brothers; Max Rettig, Denver, Colo.; Paul Rettig, Harlan; August Rettig, Chicago, Ill.; Ed Rettig, Kansas City, Mo.; Charles Rettig, Killway, N. Y.
Mrs. Ambuehl was a lifelong member of the Evangelical and Reformed church and during her active years took great interest in the activities of the church. As a young woman she attended the Monticello public schools prior to her marriage.
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