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.