On this day in 1891, Emma Lizette Brueggeman was born in Springfield, Illinois. Her father, Ernst, had a church at the time in Ireton, Iowa but she was born in Springfield, where her mother was from. According to the records from St John Church, she was born in Springfield to receive proper medical attention. It must have been quite a trip from Ireton to Springfield, over 550 miles in the middle of the winter.
I can only speculate as to why they were worried. Their first born, was Louise and a twin who died at birth. Maybe Emma was worried.