Notes for Annie Mary Meschede

Cause of death: Angina, with myocarditis listed as contributory.

Burial: October 07, 1919 - Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery (Northwest of Shackleford, Township 50, Range 22, North Eastern part of Section 10.), Saline County, Missouri.

"The following transcript was written in 1957 by Anna Stockman"

Annie Meschede Stockman, the second daughter of Richard Meschede and Fredericka Pittman Meschede, was born July 6, 1857 at Callenhardt, Westphalia, a providence of Prussia.

Annie Meschede emigrated from her native land when she was five years of age leaving Germany with her parents and two sisters March 11, 1858. She reached New Orleans, Louisiana May 28, 1858. From there she came to St. Louis, Missouri where her parents settled and lived until the close of the Civil War. Annie and her sister Theresa attended a parochial school in St. Louis, Missouri which was conducted by the Sisters of St. Joseph. After completion of her 6th year in school she migrated with her parents to Saline County, Missouri. There she spent the remainder of her life. She grew to womanhood near Laynesville, Missouri, and was married to Frank D. Stockman of Glasgow, Missouri at the Annunciation Catholic Church, northeast of Shackelford, Missouri February 20, 1897.

To this union 12 children were born:

Mary Amelia Stockman Bryan
Frederick E. Stockman
Frank J. Stockman (deceased)
William J. Stockman (deceased)
Clara Fredericka Stockman Madlin
Anna Angelica Stockman
Theresa Christine Stockman Chriswell
Frances Louise Stockman
Lillian Irene Stockman McGinnis
John Stockman (deceased)
Edward Stockman (deceased)
Charles Stockman (deceased)

She lived for several years after marriage near Laynesville, Missouri, and later moved to a farm on the Petit Saux plains, 4 miles northeast if Malta Bend, Missouri where she reared her family and where she lived until her death October 7, 1919. She was buried at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, northwest of Shackelford, Missouri.

Annie Meschede Stockman was a devout Catholic and a good Christian mother. She possessed a happy, sunny disposition, which acquired many friends for her. Her life was an inspiration to those who knew her. She enjoyed reading and was well versed in her religion, history and current events of her day. She was an exceptionally good mathematician. She enjoyed crocheting and made many a beautiful piece of work which her children and grandchildren treasure today. She worked hard and her life was consecrated with love and devotion to her children, to her church, and to her home.

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