Martha Anna COLLING

Martha Anna COLLING,1, 2, 3 daughter of Wilhelm "Charles" COLLING and Mary Ann SHIFFLER, was born on 29 Jul 1889 in Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA, 2, 3, 4 died on 22 Mar 1916 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, USA 2, 4, 5 at age 26, and was buried in Wilsonville, Furnas, Nebraska, USA. 2, 3, 6
• Other name for Martha was Mattie COLLING. 4
• He appeared on the census on 9 Jun 1900 in Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA.
• She has conflicting death information of 1965 8 and of 1908 only, at age of 27 9
• She died 2 weeks after surgery for tubal pregnancy.
• She has conflicting burial information of Indianola, Red Willow, Nebraska. 4

1900 United States Federal Census - State: Nebraska, County: Red Willow, City: Indianola & Red Willow Precinct, Call Number/URL: Hand written 9057, Enumeration District: 158, Sheet #: 8A, Enumeration Date: 9 Jun 1900, Line #: 40, Location - 1. Dwelling #: 129, 2. Family #: 132, 3. Name: Colling, Mattie A., 4. Relationship: Dau, Personal Description - 5. Color: W, 6. Sex: F, 7. Date of Birth: July 1890, 8. Age: 9, 9. Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: S, Nativity Place of Birth - 13. Place of Birth: Nebraska, 14. Father's place of Birth: Germany, 15. Mother's Place of Birth: Illinois, 19. Occupation: At School, Education - 21. Attended school: 9, 22. Can read 23. Can write 24 Can speak English: yes

Martha Anna was a painter. Evelyn has a photo of one of her pictures. 11

Obituary
Martha A. Colling was born July 29, 1880 at Indianola, Nebraska departed this life March 22, 1916 age 26 years. 7 mos. 22 days. On Jan. 1, 1908 she was married to W. B. Withheld, to this union two children were born.
.....She was united with the M. E. Church at Wilsonville about 2 1/2 years ago and was a devoted consistent member to the end, one of her last requests being that the hymn "In That City" be sung at her funeral, singing a part of it shortly before the end. For the past, nearly five years she has lived at Wilsonville and after several weeks of severe illness was taken to Immanual Hospital in Omaha for treatment and was there twenty six days when her Savior called and found her ready.
.....She leaves to morn her loss her husband, two little girls aged 7 and 4, her mother, 4 sisters and 3 brothers, her father and one brother preceding her to the better land.
.....This was perhaps one of the largest attended funerals ever held in Indianola. A shadow of gloom was cast over the entire community when the sad intelligence of this death was wired to Indianola.
.....Here Mrs. Withheld grew to womanhood highly revered by all.
.....The editor of the Reporter had enjoyed the acquaintance of Mr. and Mrs. Withheld at Wilsonville where they were held in highest esteem by all, as was evidenced by the large number that autoed over, there being over forty people from several other towns also were present, and many relatives from a distance.
.....The floral tributes were excellent, and six young women, associates of other days gently carried the remains to the silent bivouac of the dead.
.....In our sympathy with the bereaved husband and motherless children the Reporter and all of its readers can only pay this tribute, "She was all that could be said of a wife, mother, Christian and friend.
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.....We take this means of showing our appreciation and gratitude to the many true friends who were so kind and thoughtful in so many ways during the illness and death of our loved one, and also want to express thanks for the many beautiful floral offerings sent during her illness and at the last.
..........W. B. Withheld and children
. . . . . Mrs. Charles Colling and family
..........Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Withheld and family. 11

Martha married William "Bascom" Withheld9, 10 on 1 Jan 1908 in Danbury, Red Willow, Nebraska, USA. 2 William was born in 1881 in , , Missouri, USA 4 and died in 1964 4 at age 83.
• Another name for William was Bascom. 11, 12, 13

Marriage Notes: Marriage Records of family taken from the records of Red Willow County from 1872 to 1972
Colling, Martha A. to William B. Withheld; Date: 1 Jan 1908, Book #: 5, Page #: 141 14

Children from this marriage were:
1. F Living

2. F Living
Living married Living

Source Citations
1. Colling Family Tree - Jerry's D. Colling, (corrected 24 Dec 1983) Rec. Date: 24 Dec 1983.
2. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, Wilhelm "Charles" Colling Family Group Record.
3. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn), Volume 1, pg. 14.
4. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling, Rec. Date: 1985.
5. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn),
Volume 1, Pg. 3, 16.
6. E-mail Message, Richard D. McClung Jr.
7. 1900 United States Federal Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, Schedule No. 1 - Population, Rec. Date: 10 Mar 2001.
8. GEDCOM - Dickey, (and Web Page) Rec. Date: Sep 2005.
9. Colling Family Tree - Jerry's D. Colling, (corrected 24 Dec 1983), no W. pg. 2, 1908 only, pg. 11 age of 27
10. Evelyn's Collection, Compiler: Evelyn, Rec. Date: 4 May 2002, add William.
11. Ibid.
12. 130 Years of Collings in America: 1855-1985, Compiler: Jerry D. Colling. Rec. Date: 1985, pg. 11.
13. Colling Family in America, Jerry D. Colling, M.D. (Obtained from Evelyn), Volume 1, pg. 3.
14. Marriage Records of family taken from the records of Red Willow County from 1872 to 1972, Rec. Date: 1 Mar 2002.