Saturday, January 02, 2010

Were there any Happy New Years in my family history????

Happy 2010!  Celebrating New Years yesterday had me wondering if there were any New Years babies born in my family history.  I did a search in Legacy and sure enough there were.  One was Laura Louise Prehn.  According to her Missouri death certificate (#11783), Laura was born 1 Jan 1879 in Webster Groves, St. Louis county, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Johann (John) Prehn and Louise Wilhelmine Marie Leue. 

She was a bit of a heroine in Jan 1912 when she rescued a couple of women.  The story appeared in the Webster Groves Times newspaper on 5 Jan 1912, page 1.   

Laura never married and was 77 years old when she died in Webster Groves on 1 Mar 1956. Her body was cremated on 2 Mar 1956 and placed in Valhalla's Hillcrest Abbey Crematory in St. Louis, Missouri.

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