Mary Adaline Wheeler
|Submitted by Jim Brown
MARY ADALINE WHEELER
Mary Adaline Wheeler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Wheeler, deceased, was born at Salem, Indiana, October 27, 1842, and departed this life May 27, 1913, being in the 71st year of her age. On December 2, 1859, she was united in marriage to Henry Tieman of Hanover, Germany. They commenced housekeeping on the Tieman homestead in this township and had resided there over 50 years. Mrs. Tieman’s death came suddenly as a result of pneumonia, she having been sick only eight days. To Mr. and Mrs. Tieman were born three children, namely: Horace, who died at the age of eight years; Nelson, who died December 1, 1904, and William Perry, who resides in this township. She is also mourned by one sister, Mrs. Helen Bassett, of Orange, California; three grandchildren, Mrs. Zella Kellums, Mary Adalene Tieman and Henry Tieman, and three great grandchildren, William D. Kellums, Vielle A. Kellums and Mary Fredora Kellums. Mrs. Tieman was a loving and faithful wife, a most affectionate and patient mother and an obliging, helpful neighbor. Her long local residence allowed her sympathetic nature to gather the hearts of her neighbors to her as she so efficiently and tenderly helped them, welcoming them in their birth, caring for them in their death. Her like are not many. We shall sadly miss her. We thank God for having given and we bow to Him as He takes. “The Lord gave and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Early in married life Mrs. Tieman confessed her faith in Christ by uniting with the M. E. church. At the time of her death she was a member of the O. E. S. of New Boston. The funeral service was held from her late residence Thursday forenoon at 9:30 o'clock, May 29, Rev. Geo. D. Adamson of Joy Presbyterian church officiating. The remains were taken to New Boston and laid to rest in the family lot by the side of her husband and two sons.
(The original 1913 newspaper clipping was among the personal papers of the late Mrs. Mary Adeline Tieman Dise, Mary A. Wheeler’s granddaughter. While the newspaper is not identified, the article appears to have been printed in Mercer County, possibly the New Boston Herald. The obituary appears under the heading “Joy.” referring to Joy, Illinois.)