Information from Steuben Republican newspaper obituary clipping for Mrs.
Emma L. Mountz found in Dessa Mae (Sunday)Wolf's estate sale 25 Nov 2000 -

                               Near Centenarian At Journey's End
    "Mrs. Emma L. Mountz, Angola's oldest and highley esteemed resident, passed
away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Newnam, last Friday
forenoon.  Mrs. Mountz, who was born on January 18, 1858, would have been 100
years old on her next birthday, and has been enjoying good health until the
lastmoments of her life.  She had been accustomed to caring for herself and many
household duties, and was an ardent domino player which she enjoyed daily.  
Shehas been making her home with her daughter since 1943, and on the day of her
passing, she had been comfortably sitting in her favorite chair, and arose to
goto a couch where in a matter of moments, her daughter found her breathing her
    Mrs. Mountz was the former Emma L. Ward, the daughter of Ancil and Susan
Yockey Word and was born in Steuben county, where she spent her entire life.
She was married to Jacob S. Mountz on January 6, 1876, and to this union were
born four children, Mrs. Bertha Newnam, Charles Mountz of Waterloo, Jesse
Mountz, deceased, and Mrs. Verlie Castner, of Orland.  Mr. Mountz preceded his
wife in death at the age of 86, and was buried on their 65th wedding
anniversaryon January 6, 1941.
    Mrs. Mountz was one of seven children, of whom three survive: Mrs. Etta 
Avery,85, Tecumseh, Mich,; Day Ward, 92, Bronson, Michigan; and Walter Ward, 87, of
Angola.  She also leaves 11 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 27
great,great grandchildren.  Mrs. Mountz was a devoted member of the United Brethren
church as long as it existed here, and later associated herself with the First
Methodist church, where she gave of her best efforts, having been accorded
lifemembership in the Women's Society of Christian Service.  She enjoyed a wide
circle of friends who will remember her for her kindly and practical
ministrations whenever and wherever possible.
    Services were held in the Weicht Funeral Home, at 2 p.m. on Monday and were
conducted by Dr. Frank S. Hickman, a long time friend.  Burial was in the Mt.
Zion cemetery.
                             Card of Thanks
 We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their many kindnesses shown
us during the passing of our loved one.
                             MRS. BERTHA NEWNAM
                             CHARLES MOUNTZ
                             MRS. VERLIE CASTNER"

Submitted By: Theresa Ferguson