Date of Death: 13 Feb 1915
Subject: Margaret (Gertsch) Bishop/ Bischoff
Source: Savannah Reporter, 13 Feb 1915

After a funeral sermon at the German Reformed Church at Amazonia by Dr. H. A. Sawyers Sunday afternoon, the remains of Mrs. Margaret Bishop was [sic] placed in the cemetery nearby. She died at the home of her son 2 miles southeast of Savannah, Saturday, February 13, after an illness of almost 2 years with kidney trouble. Her patience was sublime. She was born in Cantone Berne, Switzerland, March 11, 1836. She was married to Peter Bishop in 1862 and to this union ten children were born, seven of them in Switzerland. In 1873 the family came to America, landing in N. Y., they came to Avenue City. After living there a few years they moved to a farm two miles southeast of Savannah, where she lived continuously until her death. Mrs. Bishop was a lifelong member of the German Reformed church, an abiding Christian woman, whose faith was a great stay during her many months of suffering. Her age was 78 years and 11 months. Eight of her children preceded the mother. Two sons, Albert and William, remain, also three stepsons, 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Her husband died in 1908.