Mrs. Rosa Pfeiffer Doerr, 74 years old, died suddenly at 10:15 o'clock Wednesday morning,
January 12, at her home in this city, of heart disease. She was stricken while
attending to her household duties and lived but a half-hour afterwards. A daughter,
Mrs. Samuel Bond, was with her when she died. The funeral will be held at 2 0'clock
Friday afternoon from the Doerr residence on St Joseph Street. There will be
services at the Evangelical Lutheran Church and interment will be in the Lutheran Cemetery
east of Perryville. The Rev. A. Lohmann will conduct the services.
Mrs. Doerr was before her marriage Miss Rosa Pfieffer. She was born April 10, 1846,
in St. Louis. During the Civil War her sympathies were with the Union forces and
she did extensive nursing work in St. Louis hospitals. On April 9, 1868, she married
Louis Doerr, at the First Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. They moved to St. Mary's
soon after and then to Perryville, where Mr. Doerr engaged in the mercantile business.
Mrs. Doerr affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church here and was an active worker in
that church during her life at Perryville. She had been in failing health for the
year just preceding her death.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Doerr leaves two daughters, Chloe, Mrs. R. V. Brown of near St. Marys
and Ida, Mrs. Samuel Bond of Perryville. A son Arthur, died in 1890.