Transcribed from The Scotia Register (Scotia, Nebraska).
The Scotia Register
Volume XXXI, Thursday, October 15, 1925, pg. 1, column 4
Catherene Gross Gardner was born in Germany, January 29, 1857. She moved to the United States with her parents when she was six years of age, settling in Wisconsin. In 1869 the family moved to Scotia, Nebr., where she was since made her home.
In 1879, she was united in marriage to Benjamin Gardner. Eleven children were born in this home, five of whom, with the husband, have departed this life.
Mrs. Gardner has lived a long and useful life. The past few years were spent in suffering which terminated fatally October 6, 1925, she having attained the age of 68 years, 8 months and 7 days.
The remaining children are: Geo., of Sargent, Nebr.; Philip, Tony, Mrs. Margaret Webber and Mrs. Esther Lincoln of Scotia; Mrs. Carrie Keep of Elm Creek. She also leaves one brother, Chris Gross of Butte, Mont., and three sisters, all residing in California, Mrs. Anna Becker of San Francisco, Mrs. Mary Bushnell of Fresno, and Mrs. E. Geiselhart of Galt. The above named relatives and a host of friends are mourning today, because of the passing on of this good woman.
The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, October 8, at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. V. Price. Interment was made in the Scotia cemetery.
The people of this entire community extend their sincere sympathy to the sorrowing family in this, their time of bereavement.