Mary (1854 - 1930)
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Surnames: Weyhmiller, Lipke, Fricke, Kopka, Hudson, Bowen
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) July 17, 1930
Weyhmiller, Mary (29 Jan. 1854 - 8 July 1930)
Mrs. Mary Weyhmiller of Loyal, one of Clark County’s pioneers passing away July 8, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Lipke at Mendota, Ill., when she was visiting when she was stricken with apoplexy, living only five days after the stroke. She had been apparently in perfect health up to that time.
Mrs. Weyhmiller was born in Manitowoc, Wis., Jan. 29, 1854, and grew to womanhood there. At the age of 23 she was married to Otto Weyhmiller of Manitowoc. In 1885 they moved to Clark County and settled on a piece of wild land in the town of Sherman which, with their combined labor and the help of their children they developed into a fine farm name.
In 1919 Mr. and Mrs. Weyhmiller moved into the village of Loyal where they continued to make their home. Mr. Weyhmiller preceded her in death Sept. 14, 1927.
Mrs. Weyhmiller was a woman who possessed not only the pioneer qualities of industry and efficiency in the home and the care of the family, but her interests and sympathies extruded to the entire community, where ever assistance was needed. She was especially helpful in time of sickness and far and near was noted for the service she gave. She will long be remembered by those who knew her.
She is survived by two sons, Otto J. Weyhmiller, County Highway Commissioner, George Weyhmiller, chairman of the town of Sherman and five daughters: Mrs. Mary Fricke of Loyal; Mrs. Emma Lipke of Mendota, Ill.; Mrs. Dell Kopka of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Esther Hudson of Santa Rose, Calif.; and Mrs. Agnes Bowen of Minneapolis, Minn.
She leaves also 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
The body was brought back to Loyal for burial, reaching there Thursday and on Saturday funeral services were held at St. Balthazar’s church of which she was a member. Burial took place in St. Balthazar’s Cemetery.
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