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Name: Schertz, Emma Smith (1883-1961)

Historical Note:

Emma E. Smith was born at Metamora, Illinois.    She was the daughter of the Bishop John and Magdalena (Schertz) Smith, and her siblings included Joseph D., Samuel, C. Henry, John C., Katie, and Ella (Mrs. Ed Oyer).

She married Ben J. Schertz in 1902 and had one daughter, Ruth Irene, who died at age 8.  They moved to Goshem Indiana in 1924  Emma and Ben Schertz raised were married in 1902, and had one daughter, Ruth Irene who died at the age of 8.  Hoever, they became the guardians of Dorothy Smith Shank (Emma's niece) in 1914.

They moved to Goshen, Indiana, in 1924.

Both became members of College Mennonite Church and were ardent supporters of Goshen College.

Emma Smith Schertz died in 1961.

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