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ALT, Marie Elizabeth

    Johnstown Tribune, 16 Jan 1914, Contributed by Sue Elliott

Mother Grieved To Death For A Son

Mrs. Marie E. Alt's Breakdown Dated from Her Boy's Murder

Was A Noble Woman

Friends mourning the death of Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Alt, of Walnut Grove, noted briefly in the Tribune yesterday, ascribe her death to grief over the fate of her boy, Frederick Alt, who was murdered at Hyde Park, Allegheny County, last May. Mrs. Alt's decline, it is generally agreed, began with that deplorable tragedy. Her death is the third bereavement in the family circle within the past 17 months, it is also stated. A friend, speaking of her says:

"Mrs. Alt was a woman of noble qualities, being highly respected by the entire community in which she lived. She was a member of the German Lutheran Church all her life. She made her years memorable by good deeds, leaving many behind her to call her blessed. She endured her grief in silence, while helping others in every way possible.

Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Alt, who died Wednesday night at her home in Walnut Grove, was born in Germany 65 years ago, coming to America in 1867 and locating in this county in 1869. She was married to Henry Alt, also a native of Germany. Mrs. Alt's funeral services will be held at the Alt home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon by the Rev. Hugo R. Erdmann, pastor of Zion's German Lutheran Church, with burial in Cover's Cemetery.

Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Alt, as follows: Justina, wife of Joseph Dorris, of Cover Hill; Henry, deceased; Annie, wife of William Schmidt, at home; Charles, at home; Frederick, deceased; John, of Walnut Grove, Catherine, wife of Elmer Marsh of Daisytown; William, at home; and three - George, Elizabeth, and Herman - who passed away in infancy. Besides her sons and daughters, Mrs. Alt leaves 21 grandchildren.

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