Jacob Diem- Death
GRIEF THE CAUSE OF JACOB PIEM'S DEATH Only Survived Wife a Few Days, Dying on the Day of Her Funeral.' y 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 prominent German - American citizens in the city. After journeying ' through the pleasant pleasant days of courtship in the town of Oberaut Heilbrou, in the province of Wirtemberg, Germany, Jacob Diem and his goodly and beautiful bride, Louisa Carolina Laux, were united in 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 in strength 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 snouid 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. or surely in this case, even in their grief . at the passing of the father and the mother, the relatives have the consolation that like the friends "of Bibliean" times' they were dear to each other, in life and In death they were riot divided. : Small wonder that the children and the Kittnucuuuren treasure the memory or mis couple, their progenitors whose life was indeed a model one in every way. mrs. uiem died at the age of 77 years, Wednesday,' evening March 4, arier an Illness ..of grippe, the de ceased lady having been a resident of fecranton for - about fifty years. The wife and husband plighted their troth injhe Fatherland in 1849, their mar riage following In this country three years later. Mrs. Diem resided with her husband at. 229 Emmet street where September., 20th, 1902, the coupie were married again, plighting meir trotn anew at the golden wed ding 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 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 sang ai me iunerai or Mrs. Diem a week ago today. Interment was made at Dunmore Cemetery. The following children survive: Jacob Jacob J. Diem Jr., and Louis Diem, of the city; Mrs. Emma Lowensteln and Mrs. William Reinhard. . Grand children surviving are George Diem, of El Paso, Texas; Louis and Gertrude Diem, Marie Diem and Louis Lowensteln.