Obit: Schuelke, Matilda (1858 - 1925)

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Surnames: Schuelke, Lautenbach, Zahnzinger, Paape, Brandt

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 03/26/1925

Schuelke, Matilda (20 July 1858 - 22 March 1925)

Mrs. Carl Schuelke died at her home in this city Sunday, march 22, after a lingering illness of over four years; for the past 13 months she has been confined to her bed or a wheel chair practically all of the time. Through all these years she has remained cheerful and patient, and appreciative of the kindly care bestowed upon her by her family. Mrs. Schuelke was born Matilda Lautenbach, in Germany, July 20th, 1858. She came to this country with her parents when she was eight years of age. They first settled at Manitowoc and resided there four years, then coming to Clark County and settling in the town of Grant, on the farm which continued to be the home of her parents until their death.

Deceased was married to Carl Schuelke in the town of Grant on March 29, 1878. They continued to resided in the town of Grant until Oct. 1, 1919, whey they moved to Neillsville. Here Mr. Schuelke died in October, 1921.

Mrs. Schuelke was a helpful wife, a kind mother and a good Christian woman in every way. Her life was filled with work and loving service for those about her until her illness came upon her. She has left to all who knew her the example of a well spent life. She is survived by ten children: Miss Amanda Schuelke at home, Henry on a farm in the town of Grant; Mrs. Fred Zahnzinger of Waukesha; August of Wisconsin Rapids; Laura, Mrs. Henry Paape of Milwaukee; Carl of Cobb, Wisconsin; William of Barneveld, Wis.; Herman of Milwaukee; Alma in Madison and Alfred in Milwaukee. The first born of her children, Alvina and Bertha, died in infancy.

She leaves also three brothers; Julius, William and Otto Lautenbach of the town of Grant. The funeral is set for this Wednesday afternoon, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rev. Brandt officiating.



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