Saturday, September 24, 2011

Regina Von Hausen Storck

According to her death certificate, Regina Von Hausen Storck was born in Sandusky, Ohio on January 16, 1846, the daughter of Michael Von Hausen and Sabrina Knopf. Her parents were both natives of Germany. She married Jacob Storck in Erie County, Ohio in 1865, but by 1900, she was living in Cleveland with her daughters Cora and Amelia. Regina also had a son Jay F. Storck, who lived in California in the early 1900's.

On September 24, 1912, Regina Von Hausen Storck died in Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of 66 years, 8 months, and 8 days. Rev. DuMoulin of Trinity Cathedral officiated at the funeral services for Regina Von Hausen Storck in Cleveland. The October 2, 1912 issue of the Sandusky Register reports that another funeral service for Regina was held at the home of Postmaster Schippel in Sandusky. During the services, the German Lutheran Church Choir sang several hymns, including "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Rock of Ages." Regina's casket was taken to the vault at Oakland Cemetery. She was not to be buried until the arrival of her son Jay from California.

A touching inscription on the tombstone of Regina Von Hausen Storck indicates the depth of love and respect that her three children had for her:

That no truer, more unselfish, more loveable mother ever lived, is the tribute of her children.

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