HAUENSTEIN, IDA REBECCA - Miller County, Missouri | IDA REBECCA HAUENSTEIN - Missouri Gravestone Photos


Tuscumbia Cemetery
Miller County,

Feb. 4, 1859 Exsinger, Germany
Dec. 5, 1911

Jan. 24, 1865
Feb. 15, 1948

Miller Co. Autogram
December 14, 1911
Born at Exsinger, Germany, February 4, 1859. His father and mother having died when he was only a small child, he with his sister came to America, January, 1871, to make his home with Wm. H.Hauenstein, Sr., an uncle who had preceded them to this country. His boyhood days were spent in and near Tuscumbia. He received his education in the public schools of this county and also took a business course at the Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana.
Mr. Hauenstein was married May 9, 1886 to Miss Ida McCommons, being survived by her.
In the fall of the year 1886, he became interested in the mercantile business on a small scale, but his trade rapidly increased, until at the time of his death his stock was one of the largest in this county. Mr. Hauenstein had excellent abilities as a business man and had became interested in most of the important enterprises of this community.
Besides his large mercantile establishment, he owned stock in the Bank of Tuscumbia, the Day and Night Bank of St. Louis, Tuscumbia Bridge Company, Anchor Milling Co., and other concers, he also
owned several tracts of land in the county. He carried $5,000 insurance at the time of his death.
Mr. Hauenstein united with the Presbyterian church here in 1893 and always gave liberally for the support of the church as well as giving
encouragement by his attendence at church and Sunday School.
About a year ago Mr. Hauenstien, becoming aware that he had stomach trouble of a serious nature, went to St. Louis, where an examination by physicians of that city showed that he had cancer of the stomach in an advanced stage and he decided to have an operation performed which was undergone Nov. 10, 1910. He returned after this and for some time was able to look after business affairs, but two or three months ago he became confined to his room and death followed December 5th, 1911

The Eldon Advertiser, February 1948 Ida R. Hauenstein, well known resident of Tuscumbia, died at her home shortly after noon Sunday, February 15, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Hauenstein has been closely identified with the religious and business life of the community since 1886 when she and her husband, the late George T. Hauenstein, began the general mercantile business in Tuscumbia and continued until his death in 1911. The business continued thereafter under the ownership and management of Mrs. Hauenstein until her death, a period of more than 60 years. Mrs. Hauenstsein was a member of a pioneer family of Miller County. Her parents, Stanhope and Julia Youngblood McCommons, brought their family to Missouri in 1855, first living in St. Clair County, and later to Miller County in 1861. Ida Rebecca McCommons was born near Eldon, January 24, 1865. The family later moved to a farm near Ulman. She stayed in the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Dr. and Mrs. Henry A. Bradley, and attended school in Tuscumbia. May 9, 1886, she was married to George T. Hauenstein, also of Tuscumbia. To them one child was born, a son, who died in infancy. December 2, 1889, Mrs. Hauenstein became one of the fourteen charter members of the Tuscumbia Presbyterian Church. She continued as an active member in the affirs of the church, including the Sunday school and Woman's Auxiliary.She was also one of the principal stockholders of the Bank of Tuscumbia and served for many years on the Board of Directors. Survived by one brother, J. L. McCommons of Ulman, and one sister, Mrs. Rose L. Capps of Rolla, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Submitted: 6/3/15 • Approved: 6/5/15 • Last Updated: 4/11/18 • R771200-G771199-S3

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