Well, after I posted the previous message, I decided I would check in my Great Grandma Johanna Kortum (Hass) Kortum's Autograph Book and see if there was an autograph from a Mary Kotum, and there was.
This is what and when she wrote.
Remember me when this you see
For long on earth I may not be
For if the grave be first my bed
Remember me when I am dead.
From your sister Mary Kortum
April 3, 1898
I am going to check with my Dad and see if he remembers a Mary Kortum.