Mrs. Maria Link, 34, mother of five children, died at noon today at her home, 622 Vine street. She was the wife of Jacob Link, an employee of the Auto Specialties Manufacturing company.
Frieda Link, the oldest of the five children is ill. The other children are Frederick, William, Raymond and Jacob, Jr.
Besides her husband and children, Mrs. Link leaves her mother, two sisters and two brothers, all of whom reside in Germany.
Mrs. Link had been in ill health for some time, her condition becoming serious on Sunday.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran church and services will be held from that church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock after prayers at the home on Vine street at 1:30. The Rev. Louis Nuechterlein will officiate.
Mr. and Mrs. Link moved to St. Joseph from Canada six years ago and had come to Canada from Russia in 1912.
Mrs. Link was born in Russia on May 19, 1894.
St. Joseph Herald Press, St. Joseph, MI, January 10, 1929, p. 4, col. 2.
Jacob Link, 81, 626 Vine street, St. Joseph, died at 3 p.m. yesterday in the Shoreham Terrace nursing home.
Mr. Link was born June 5, 1888, in Russia.
His wife, the former Mary Phillips, preceded him in death in 1929. On June 4, 1965, in St. Joseph, he was married to Clara Lee who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Frieda) Byron of Allegan; four sons, Fred of Coloma, William of St. Joseph, Raymond of San Diego, Calif., and Jacob of South Bend; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran church with the Rev. Albert Knoll, associate pastor of the church, officiating.
Burial will follow in Riverview cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kerlikowske and Starks funeral home.
The News Palladium, Benton Harbor, MI, January 15, 1970, p. 16, col. 6.
Note: Jacob and Maria Link were neighbors of the Batkes in Canada, traveled with them to Alabama and eventually to St. Joseph, Michigan where both families lived on Vine street.