Date : 31 May 1911
Location : Oakwood Cemetery, Independence, IA
Waterloo relatives arrived home last evening from Independence, where they were called on account of the sudden death of Mrs. Amelia Wagner of this city, who passed away on Monday morning aat 10:45 after only a few hours' illness.
Mrs. Wagner had resided at 720 Vinton street in this city with her daughters and son, for the past two years, having come here from Independence. She also has other relatives living here. She had made many friends in the Evangelical Association church, of which she was a member for thirty-two years, and all who knew her will be shocked to hear of her unexpected death.
Mrs. Wagner went to Independence last Saturday in order to spend Memorial day with, her daughters who reside there. She suffered a stroke of apoplexy on Monday morning at 7 o'clock and died at 10:45, before the relatives from Waterloo could reach her side.
Amelia Trebon was born in Prussia, Germany, October 15, 1851. With her parents she came to America when she was three years old, the home being for seven years in Racine, Wis. In 1861 the family moved to Iowa, settling in Black Hawk county, near Dunkerton. Here she was married in 1867 to William Wagner. She lived for several years near Dunkerton, then at Independence and Quasqueton for fifteen years, coming to Waterloo two years ago.
Of the eleven children born to her three preceded her in death. Those surviving are Mrs. O. P. Snader, Waterloo; Mrs. C. W. Satterlee, Mrs. J. Griffith, Mrs. T. Hill, Independence; Will, Pearl, May and Nettie, at home, the family includlng seven girls and one boy. Three sisters and three brothers also are left to mourn. These are Mrs. M. Renz and Joe Trebon, Dunkerton: Mrs. D Trumbauer, Waterloo; Mrs. C. Lampbright. Dr. F. L. Trebon. Algona, and Dr. Albert Trebon, Independence. Her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Trebon, 88 years of age, lives in Algona. There are also five grandchildren.
The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 in the Methodist church at Independence, which Mrs. Wagner attended while living there as there is no Evangelical Association church in Independence. Rev. J. H. Hauernfeind, pastor of the Emanuel church, to which Mrs. Wagner belonged in Waterloo, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Mr. Taylor of the Methodist church.
The funeral was remarkable because of the fact that all the surviving relatives, including the eight children and five grandchildren, the three sisters, the three brothers and the aged mother, were all present at the final services. Interment was in the cemetery at Independence.
Waterloo Evening Courier - Jun 1, 1911