The Frankfort Daily Index, Saturday, Mar.
3, 1917, Pg. 3
Vol. 19, No. 6
Elias Schreiner was born in
Germany in 1830, and departed this life in Frankfort, Kans., on Feb. 22, 1917,
aged 86 years, 4 months and 1 day.
He came to America in 1849,
locating at Sheboygan, Wis., where he was married to Miss Annie Harms in 1854.
To this union were born eleven children, seven girls and four boys. One
daughter, Annie died at the age of seven years and was buried in Wisconsin,
while three other daughters grew to womanhood, but passed away a few years ago.
They were Mrs. Emma Day, who died at Herington, Kans.; Mrs. Sophie Tudor, who
died in Colorado, and Mrs. Huldah Bailey, who died in Missouri. The living
children are Mrs. Mary Scholz of Frankfort; Miss Lena Schrener of Madison,
Kans.; Mrs. Margaret Ingraham of Frankfort; Ernest Schreiner of Oregon; Henry,
William and Fred Schreiner, all of Frankfort.
The deceased was a veteran of the
Civil War, and enlisted in 1862, in Co. G, 34th Wisconsin regiment.
The family moved to Iowa in 1864,
where they resided a year before moving to Marshall county, Kansas, where they
located on a farm in the La Grange neighborhood, making their home there till
after the death of Mrs. Schreiner, when he moved into town.
He was a member of the Lutheran
church since early boyhood. Besides his chidren he is survived by twenty
grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a large circle of friends.
The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. G. M. West, pastor of the Presbyterian church, at the family
home on East Sixth street, at 2 o’clock Tuesday, afternoon, Feb. 27th and
interment was made in the family lot in the LaGrange cemetery, south of town.
Following the sermon, Henderson Post G. A. R. held their ritualistic services
for their late comrade.