Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard
Mrs. Sophia Christina Aurand Stockton, 111,, Jan, 17.—Mrs. Sophia Christina Aurand, 79, died Sunday at her home In Kent. The daughter of Christian and Christina Ortmeier she was born in Germany on March 19, 1864, and when three years of age came with her parents to the United States. The famlly located in the vicinity of Loran, Jefferson township, Stephenson county. When a girl she was confirmed In the Reformed church at Loran. In 1891 she was united in marriage to William Aurand, who died about 40 years ago. Some years ago she moved to Kent and has since attended the Kent United Brethren church. Surviving are four children, Orie Aurand, Mrs. Walter Richtemeyer and Ella, of Kent, Mrs. Harry Fenton, of Phoenix, Ariz.; three stepsons, Leslie and Clarence Aurand, of Kent, Grover, of Seward; two brothers, Fred and George Ortmeier, of Freeport; twenty grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Seven of her grandsons are In military service. , Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Vanderheyden funeral home in Stockton and at 2 o'clock at the Kent Methodist church. Rev. Stanley Birdsall, assisted by Rev. P. W. Antel, will conduct the services and burial will be made In the Lutheran cemetery at Kent.