Obit: Douphner, Sarah A. (1855 - 1923)
Surnames: DOUPHNER BESTEL MERTENS MOODY FOLSOM AMO HOLLENBECK DAUPHNER
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 02/15/1923
Douphner, Sarah A. (27 JUL 1855 - 7 FEB 1923)
Sarah Amo Douphner was born at Black River Falls, Wis., July 27, 1855, and died at her home in Withee, Clark County, Wis., Feb. 7, 1923, aged 67 years, 6 months and 7 days.
On the seventh day of April 1874, she was united in marriage to Felix Douphner of Fairchild, Wis. To this union were born four children, Albert Douphner and Mrs. John Bestel of Withee, Mrs. August Mertens of Los Angeles, Cal., and George Douphner of Salt Lake City, Utah.
In the year 1875 Mrs. Douphner came to Withee and settled on a farm one and a half miles west of the village, living there for 16 years. Twenty-eight years ago she left the farm to live in Withee, where she continued until her death.
She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, all of her children, two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Mood of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Mary Folsom of San Francisco, Cal, and two brothers, Isaac Amo of Alma Center, Wis. and Mitchell Amo of Montana, and one half sister, Mrs. Allen Hollenbeck of Black River Falls, Wis.
Death has taken from our midst a wife and mother, a pioneer who experienced the hardships and suffering incident to pioneer life. She labored and she entered into her labors that made possible the better conditions we enjoy.
Mrs. Douphner was a woman possessed of the home virtues, kindly, helpful and sympathetic to those about her, looking after the welfare of her home and children, yet not forgetting the call of neighborhood needs. She held a high place in the esteem of all who knew her.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the home, Rev. W. F. Grandy, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church officiating. The members of the Royal Neighbor lodge, of which she was a member for a number of years, attending as a body. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery.
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