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Elizabeth Sampson Sampica Gunther Leinen
October 27, 1866–October, 1915

Elizabeth Sampson was born in Linn Co., Iowa October 27, 1866. She was married to William Sampica in 1881. There were five boys born to them, four of whom are still living and present at the funeral, Christie, Henry, Clarence and John. After ten years her husband died and left her the care of the children.
In 1892, she was married to Paul Gunther. Two children were born to them, a daughter Bertha Elizabeth, now Mrs. Martin Nelson and a son Charles Paul who died at the age of 22 months. In 1898 Mr. Gunther died. In 1899 she was married to Thomas Leinen, to them was born one son, Alfred.
Mrs. Leinen was a good woman, loyal and patient in suffering, loving to her family and trusting her Heavenly Father. She endured much physical pain and many afflictions with cheerfulness and left many friends who will miss her much.
She was a member of the Methodist church and had been a resident of Jones Co. for many years.
The funeral took place last Friday. Rev. Lamon officiating. Desire to thank Mr. Leinen and family, the firemen, Grade School Children, the Church people and all who manifested sympathy in time of sad affliction.

Source: The Anamosa Eureka, Thursday, October 21, 1915.

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