Summerville, Wallowa County,
Elisabeth Ochsner was born in Naenikon, Canton Zurich, Switzerland, February 27, 1840, and passed to the Great Beyound July 17, 1919, at the age of 79 years, 4 months, 20 days.
She came to Lank County, Wisconsin, in 1851 with her parents. In 1859 she married Gottfried (Godfried) Waelty in Waumander, Wisconsin.
They came to Summerville, Oregon in 1881 and then to Wallowa in 1902. Her husband passed on August 1, 1913.
Four children were born to this union, two dying in Childhood. She leaves to mourn her loss two children, Albert G. and Louise Waelty, both of Wallowa; two grandchildren, Murland Waelty, of Wallowa and Francis Waelty, of Milton; One brother, John Ochsner, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Waelty, of Wisconsin.
Mrs. Waelty was the oldest Rebekah in this vicinity having been a member of that order for 50 years. She was a member of the Summerville lodge and 12 members of that lodge came up and assisted by Carnation Rebekah lodge had charge of the services at the house and cemetery. Rev. L. A. Cook of Joseph officiated at the house.
Until her illness of recent years she had been an earnest and active worker in fraternal circles and when lack of health made it impossible to participate in the work she lived in happy contemplation of the principles of the Order and always enjoyed visits from sister members. This silver cord is loosed; the golden bowl is broken; the dust has returned to the earth as it was; the spirit has returned to God who gave it; but her memory will ever live in the hearts of many relatives and friends who knew her only to love her.