Lucy J. (1835 - 1925)
Surnames: SHORTELL ADRIAN
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 08/06/1925
Shortell, Lucy J. (1835 - 7 AUG 1925)
Lucy July Shortell, a resident of Colby, Wis. for nearly forty-six years, quietly passed on to the undiscovered country Wednesday evening at 11:30, apoplexy being the cause of her demise. Funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church Friday morning at nine o'clock, Rev. Lachnit officiating, and interment made in the Colby Catholic Cemetery.
The deceased was born in Blenwinheim, Germany, in the year of 1835, and came to this country when she was eight years old. She lived at Green Bay for about three months and then moved to the Oneida Indian Reservation, where her father worked at his trade as shoemaker. She lived there two years then moved to the town of Freedom, where she grew to womanhood and where she was married to John Adrian in the year of 1851. To them eleven children were born: Peter, Dora, Nicholas, Minnie, Clara, Rose, Ella, Henry, Annie, Lena and Mamie. Her husband died in 1875 and in 1877 she married Richard Shortell. To this union one son was born, Georgie. In 1878 they moved to Auburndale and came to Colby in the year of 1879.
The deceased lead a beautiful Christian life, was a good neighbor and had many friends for she had an affectionate disposition, bright and winning ways, so that friendship's circle was to her a large one. Indeed, it may be said of her that "none knew her but to love her."
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