Mrs. Peter Benway.
Mrs. Hannahway, wife of Peter Benway, passed quietly and peacefully away at the family home on Catawba Island at 2:15 Thanksgiving day after¬ noon. She had been ailing for nearly two and a half years, and her death marked the passing of one of Catawljas pioneer settlers. /A-?- W3&
The deceased was born in New Yorl# City on May 29th, 1847, the daughter of John and Anna Barnholt. At the age of four years her parents migrat¬ ed westward and settled on Catawba Island, they being the first German family on the island. Growing into womanhood, she was untied in mar¬ riage to Peter Benway, to which un¬ ion four children were born. The two oldest preceded her in death, Stela in 1885 and Dpuis in 1902. The two re¬ maining Alya J-» an"l Mrs. Daisy Mar¬ shall together with two sisters and a brother and three grandchildren are left behind to aid in comforting the grief stricken husband.
At the time of her death Mrs. Ben¬ way was 81 years, 5 months and 29 days of age. She had lived her life in such a way that when her final summons came, she did not cringe from the inevitable, but welcomes the chance to meet her maker.
The funeral was held Saturday af¬ ternoon, from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Marshall. The Rev. Eckhoff, of Danbury conducted the services at the home and Rev. Lam- bertus of Port Clinton at the Catawba Island church. The body was laid to rest in the Catawba Island cemetery.
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