Minna Eickhoff


She's 85 Years Old Today
Mrs. Minna Eickhoff

    Mrs. Eickhoff will celebrate her eighty-fifth birthday today at the home of her daughter Mrs. William F. Stutz, and Mr. Stutz at 1705 McCallie avenue.
    Mrs. Eickhoff was born at Lippe, Germany, in 1849, but for forty-six years she has been a resident of Chattanooga. She made the trip from her native land to America as a young wife and mother, alone with her two children, one 7 years old and one a babe in arms, to meet her husband, the late Henry C. Eickhoff, who had preceded her to establish a new home in the United States. For two years they lived at Murfreesboro, and then moved to Chattanooga.
    Mrs. Eickhoff's children are Mrs. Stutz, with whom she lives, Henry C. Eickhoff, of Chattanooga, and Ralph Eickhoff, of Omaha, Neb. Her grandchildren, numbering nine, are Fred Stutz, of Coral Gables, Fla; Ervin R. Eickhoff, of Omaha, Neb.; Horace Stutz, William T. Stutz, Albert Stutz, Minna Katheryne Stutz, her namesake; Ella H. Eickhoff, Henry C. Eickhoff and Theodore Eickhoff, of Chattanooga.
    Mrs. Eickhoff is an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran church in Highland Park. Despite her years, she is a regular reader of the newspapers and maintains a lively concern regarding local, national and international events.
    She is never idle and her capable fingers are always sewing, mending, crocheting or busy at other household arts. One of her philosophical replies to comments upon her vigorous and happy old age is: "Well, hardships and aggravations won't kill any one if he won't let them."

The Chattanooga Times
January, 1934
Submitted by Judy Lazenby Vazquez jvazque3@tampabay.rr.com