Jacob and Louisa Diem: Deaths
DIEM SURVIVED WIFE SEVENTY - TWO HOURS Grief Over Loss of His Companion for. Fifty - five Years Caused His Death the Day Following Her Funeral. Within twenty - four hours after he had witnessed the laying to rest of the bride of his boyhood days, Jacob J. Diem, of 722 Cherry street, South Side, passed into the bourne from which no traveller returns, grief over the loss of his helpmate of fifty - five years playing no small part in the passing of one of the more prominent German - American . citizens in the city. After journeying through the pleasant days of courtship in the town of Oberaut Heiibrou, in the province of Wirtemberg, Germany, Jacob Diem and his goodly and beautiful bride, Louisa Carolina Laux, were united in death they were not divided. Small wonder that - the children and the grandchildren treasure the memory of this couple, their progenitors whose life was indeed a model one in every way. Mrs." Diem died at the age of 77 years, Wednesday evening March 4, after an illness of grippe, the deceased lady having been a resident of Scranton for about fifty years. The wife and husband plighted their troth in the Fatherland in 1849, their marriage following in this country three years later. Mrs. Diem resided with her husband at 229 .Emmet street where September 20th, 1902, the coifpie were married again, plighting II Illl II II ! r . - . r - . UA - A - rtmmmi - m n j L - Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Diem marriage in Scranton, September 22 1832, their lives in the early days of their marriage, in middle life and in the silvery days of old age when their loves and faith were as strong in the days of their teens in the Fatherland, was the same inrstrength of affection. Throughout their entire lives it had been the wish of this devoted couple that when death overtook one, that the other should be taken at the same time as even death coming together should cause a joy that a separation would counteract.. Lying side by side in the Dunmore cemetery, this couple have left to their children a heritage that few sons and daughters enjoy. For surely .in this case, even In their grief at the passing of the rather and the mother, the relatives have the consolation that in,. vL friends of Biblican times they were opar to each ntiio. i n .. their troth anew at the golden wedding anniversary. For forty - years Mr. Diem was a trusted employe of the Lackawanna Company, a few years ago having been placed on the pension list. When the funeral service was held " Thursday afternoon there were hundreds of former, associates of the deceased present to pay tribute to the gentleman's worth. ' . Rev. Dr. Gallenkamp, of: the Zion Lutheran church conducted' the ser - volces. The same quartette sang as at the funeral of Mrs. Diem a week ago today. Interment was made at Dunmore Cemetery. The following children survive: Jacob J. Diem Jr., and Louis Diem ,of the city; Mrs. Emma Lowenstelti and Mrs. William Reinhard. Grand children surviving are George Diem, of El Paso, Texas; Louis and Gertrude Diem Marie Diem and Louis Lowenateln.