Rev. Carl Adolph Theophil Mysch
Rev. C. A. Mysch, 82 a retired Evangelical and Reformed Church minister,
died in his home, 409 North 13th Street, Quincy, on Tuesday
morning at 4:55. (23 November 1943) He had been ailing for eight weeks.
The Rev. Mr. Mysch was born in Germany, February 16,
1861, a son of Rev. Bernhardt and Julianne Lenk Mysch, and came to America
when eight weeks old. He was married to Martha Haack on November 23,
1888. The Rev. Mr. Mysch has served in the Wisconsin, Missouri and Illinois
districts and retired eleven years ago. He was a member of Salem Evangelical
and Reformed Church and the Quincy Ministerial Association.
Surviving are the widow, two sons, Herbert Mysch of
Saratoga Springs, New York; and Cplt. Paul Mysch in the South Pacific;
and four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Mittelberg of Fowler, Illinois, Mrs.
A. F. Lang of Decatur, Illinois, Miss Lucia Mysch of Quincy and Mrs.
Oscar Schafale of Marion, Illinois; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren;
two sisters, Mrs. Hedwig Mysch of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Emma
Weidemann of Kansas City; and a brother, Emil Mysch of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Carl Adolph Theophil Mysch was born in Scholowsky,
Germany, a little village in the northern part of the country. He was
the son of August B. Mysch who was born 26 November 1824, and the grandson
of Daniel Mysch who was born 28 June 1879.
Carl came to America with his parents in the
spring of 1870. They landed in New York after an ocean voyage of four
weeks. The family then traveled by immigrant train to Quincy, Illinois
and then crossed into Missouri and headed for Kansas City, Missouri.
Not being accustomed to this climate, three of the children died in
less than three weeks. According to a doctor's advice, the family moved
to the country. Later the family moved to Westport and then back to
In 1885 Carl had finished his study and was assigned
to the Wisconsin District. He was called to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to
be ordained. In 1888 he was married and lived in a little house in Richfield
for 10 years. The family then moved to Cecil, Wisconsin, then on to
Marinette, Wisconsin, then to northern Missouri. He then received a
call from the South Illinois District and took charge of the congregation
in Fowler, Illinois. Next he accepted a call from the Marion, Illinois
congregation and remained there for six years. Next he answered a call
to the Old Peoples House and Orphanage at Bensenville, Illinois to fill
the vacancy of housefather. After a short time he next took charge of
a church near Edwardsville, Illinois and stayed for eleven years. After
46 years in the ministry the couple moved to Quincy, Illinois to be
by their children.
Martha E. Haack Mysch died on March 13, 1956 at the
age of 90 years. She was laid to rest beside her husband on March 17,
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