My information is also from Patsy Lynn of Ralls Co. Mo and The Early Families of Northampton Co. PA Vo. 2
Katherine Muffley was born July 17, 1829 in the state of Pennsylvania, died Aug. 4, 1922. In the year 1849 she united with the Lutheran Church. She married Peter Rissmiller October 28, 1850. In April 1865 they came to Missouri, where both lived until called to the other world. Deceased lived to the unusually advanced age of 93 years and 18 days. To this union were born, seven children, Thomas, Jossiah, Andrew, Jacob, Sarah, Frank, and Reuben. The husband and four children preceded her to the grave. Those left to mourn her departure are,
Frank, Jossiah, and Sarah Shaw , besides twenty Grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren, a host ot friends and other relation.
Deceased had been very active until March 22, 1922, at which time she fell and broke her right hip, and since that time had been confined to her bed. Her death did not come as a surprise as her condition had been such that death was expected at most any hour for several days before the end came. The funeral services were held at the Salem Baptist Church Sunday afternoon by the Rev, R. T. Champbell. A large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a good Christian woman.
At the conclusion of the services in the church the remains were interened in the adjoining cemetery. This paper extends sympathy to the bereaed family.
Magdalena Muffley was born March 13, 1831 in North Hampton County Penn.; died March 24, 1915, aged 84 years and 11 days. At the age of 18 she united with the Lutheran Church. IN 1857 she was married to David Rissmiller. Shortly after her marriage she came to Missouri, where she resided until her death. To this union six children were born, two daughters and four sons. She had been a patient sufferer for several years and death, no doubt, came as a relief to her poor tired body. None knew her but to love her. Grandma never complained about anything. She was always ready to help anyone she could. Dear Old Grandma, we miss you so, but we know that you have gone where you will never have to suffer any more. Her husband preceded her to the grave in 1869.
She leaves to mourn her, four sons, John, Joe, David, and Jake, nineteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one sister, Aunt kate, and a host of friends and other relatives. She had had the care of two grandchildren for seven years.
Funeral services were held Thursday, conducted by Rev. R.T. Campbell, after which her body was laid to rest in the Salem Cemetery.
Peace to her dear soul... A grandchild
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