Obit: Niehoff, Mary A. (1871 - 1919)
Surnames: NIEHOFF BUNCE PETERS BECKER
----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 10/23/1919
Niehoff, Mary A. (21 AUG 1871 - 19 OCT 1919)
After a lingering illness of many months, Mrs. F. H. Niehoff passed away at her sister, Mrs. J. E. Bunce in Milwaukee, on Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 1919, at 8 o'clock, the cause of her death being chronic nephritis complicated with organic heart disease.
Something over four years ago Mrs. Niehoff submitted to an operation for the removal of her right kidney, which has become tubercular. Inside of a few months after the operation her general health began to decline and the skill of the very best physicians has failed to help her very much with the exception that at times she felt fairly well. About three weeks ago she went to Milwaukee to consult an eye specialist in regard to a blindness in one of her eyes, which, it is supposed, was caused from the chronic trouble. She expected to be able to return home inside of a week, but almost unexpectedly she was taken violently ill at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bunce, and her husband, who had accompanied her to Milwaukee, was advised to return to Milwaukee at once. He immediately hurried to the bedside of his wife, who hovered between life and death with scarcely any hopes of recovery until the end came.
The deceased was born Mary Adaline Peters in Dodge Co., Wis., Aug. 21, 1871, being the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Peters of Woodland. Here she grew to young womanhood and on Sept. 12, 1904, was united in marriage to Felix H. Niehoff, of Horicon. Shortly after their marriage they located on a farm near Loyal, coming to Colby, Wis. eight years ago, Mr. Niehoff engaging in the real estate business here. Three years ago Mr. Niehoff purchased the big brick structure on Division St., which was formerly been used as a store building but had been unoccupied for a number of years, and started remodeling it for a hotel. In June two years ago the new Niehoff Hotel, which was so badly needed in Colby, was opened to the public and has since enjoyed the reputation of being one of the finest hotels for a town of this size as can be found anywhere.
Like her husband, Mrs. Niehoff had devoted her energies to the utmost to give the public the best of services in their new venture. Her pleasing and attractive personality gained for her the lasting friendship of all and her cheerful presence will be sadly missed by a host of friends, whose hearts go out in sympathy to the sorrowing ones she leaves behind.
Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Harold, her parents, and two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Bunce of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Lawrence Becker of Woodland.
The funeral was held at Woodland yesterday morning at ten o'clock from the Catholic Church and the remains laid to rest in the Catholic Church at that place.
Those from here who attended the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Christoferson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Luchterhand and Frank Goeltz.
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