Christine (Kost) Grenz Obituary

Sister Christine Grenz, nee Kost, saw the light of day
on the 9 December 1864 in Worms, South Russia, and
died in Eureka, South Dakota on 08 May 1949 at the
lofty age of 84 years, 4 months and 29 days.  Her
sudden death was caused by a stroke.  She was
converted in 1890 and baptized by Pastor Benske and
received into the congregation in Eureka.  Later she
joined the congregation in Herreid and remained a
faithful member until her death.  On 7 Oct 1886 she
married Gottlieb Grenz who preceded her in death on 13
March 1902.  This was a happy marriage, blessed with
seven children of which a son Jacob by name, also
predeceased her in 1910.

The names and addresses of her surviving children are:
 Mrs. Pauline Fuchs, Plevna, Montana;  Christian
Grenz, Artas,  S. Dakota; Gottlieb Grenz, Napoleon, N.
 Dakota; Emil Grenz, Eureka, S. Daklota; Adam Grenz,
Zillah, Washington; and Berthold Grenz, Ellendale,
North Dakota.  In 1885 she came to Scotland, South
Dakota from Russia.  In the same year she moved to a
farm at Artas, S. Daota where she lived until 1919,
after which she moved into the little town of Artas,
where she lived in reetirement until her death.

Besides her aforementioned children, she leaves behind
a half-sister, two brothers and a half--brother, also
four grandchildren, forty great grandchildren and one
great, great grandchild (?), also m any relatives and
friends all of whom mourn her departure.  God Comfort
you all!

The undersigned officiated at the funeral along with
Pastor Krombein from Eureka who gave a message of
comfort.  The extremely large gathering showed the
great respect for the deceased sister.

Herreid, S. Dakota        E.S. Fenske

Notes:  The above Adam Grenz is Harold Grenz's father.  He
sent a note that said 4 grandchildren was not correct.
There were many more than that.


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