STEUBEN REPUBLICAN, Wednesday, April 15, 1891, pg.5, col. 5
LAURA A. (SHANK) DOUDT
Died in Jackson Township, April 7, 1891, Laura A., wife
of Elias J. Doudt, aged 34 years, 7 months and 24 days.
Deceased was the mother of five children, four of whom,
together with her husband survive her. At the age of fourteen
she became a member of the United Brethren church and lived a
faithful, devoted christian life. She was a kind, loving wife
and mother and will be sadly missed in her family, the church
and her large circle of friends. Funeral services were held at
the Pleasant View church, Rev. J. D. Brosy officiating.
"Cemeteries of Steuben Co., Ind., 1990" by Audree Siebel Lewis
Vol I, page 518, lists:
Laura A. (Shank) Doudt, 18 Oct 1856 - 07 Apr 1891, age
34 y. 5m. 19 d. was the 1st wife of Elias J. Doudt, 19 Jul
1855 - 07 Mar 1938, son of Levi and Anna (Metzger) Doudt. She
is listed on the monument with Elias J. and Jennie E.
One child listed in cemetery book: Herman Doudt, died 10
All buried at Flint Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana.
Submitted By: Mona Hilden-Beckwith