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MESSAGE: (#157722) Charlotte Sophia Scrogum
AUTHOR: Chuck Runneberg
DATE: 5/22/2007 at 00:04:54
Reply To: (#157717) John M. Scrogum 1882-1943
Author: Chuck Runneberg
Date: 5/21/2007 at 22:07:46
North Ia. Times July 1940
Charlotte Sophia Fischer Scrogum was born in Erfurt, Germany, February 1,
At the age of ten she came alone to America to make her home with her uncle at
Kingston, New York.
After several years she departed for Rock Island, Ill., to make her home with
On March 1, 1865, she was married to Jacob H. Scrogum of that city.
The fallowing August they moved to North McGregor, Iowa, (now Marquette) and
lived there until March 1866, when they moved their furniture by boat to the
present location known as Scrogum's Landing. There were no railroads north of
Marquette at that time.
Here she and her husband reared their family of ten children. They established
the Scrogum Fish and Ice Co. business which is known over much of the United
Grandma Scrogum as she is more affectionately known to her legion of friends
was a great lover of flowers, and her happiest moments were when she could
give or send a bouquet to them. She will always be remembered for her sterling
qualities of character and life which she instilled in her children.
On July 15th, she had the misfortune to fall in her home, breaking her right
hip. She suffered great pain until Wednesday, July 24, 1940, when she passed
away ar her home at 4:45 A.M., at the age of 96 years, 5 months, 23 days. Her
husband passed away April 25, 1909. One daughter, Mayme, and one son, Grover,
pased away in infancy; the oldest son William passed away February 24 1908;
George, second son passed away May 25, 1925, and one daughter, Agnes
Schurtzman, passed away July 23, 1926. Surviving the loss of their mother are
three daughters, Mrs Emma Johnson, Mrs. M. E. Grady of Marquette and Mrs
Kathryn Ross of Waverly, Iowa. Two sons, Charles of McGregor, and John at
home; seven grandchildren, Mrs Wilbur Heaton, Marquette; Mrs Robert Lee,
Rawlins Wyoming; Mrs Elroy Runneberg, Havelock, Iowa; Earl Scrogum, Columbus,
Ohio; Norman Scrogum, McGregor; Forest McCoy, Marquette; John Robert Ross,
South America; and eight great grand children.
The funeral services were held at the home Friday July 26, at 2:30 p. m., Rev
Glenn W. McMichael officiating.
The casket bearers were Messrs. William Wingen, Charles Veit, Sherman F.
Krohn, Harry H. Schott, Marvin Dykeman and Everett E Hagensick.
Those from out of town whe attended the funeral were Mrs Walter Rice, Mrs Carl
Lamb, Miss Bessie Ross, Miss Jessie Finch of Oelwein; Mrs Ed. Reisstack and
Miss Rose Gatena of Dubuque.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to sincerely thank the relatives and friends who so kindly assisted us
during the illness and death of our dear mother, also for the beautiful floral
offerings, use of cars and co-operation of state highway employees and county
officials in protecting the highways during the services.
THE SCROGUM FAMILY