Bernhart (1860 - 1936)
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Surnames: Drescher, Schmidt, Henke, Lindow, Schlinsog, Rusch, Zimmerman, Schilling, Happe, Grimm, Henke, Sufeld
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 27 Feb. 1936
Drescher, Bernhart (8 June 1860 - 15 Feb. 1936)
Bernhart Drescher was born in Borgeshaim, Saxony, Germany, June 8, 1860, and passed to his eternal reward on Saturday forenoon Feb. 15, 1936, at the age of 75 years, 8 months, and 7 days. At the age of 8 years, or in 1868, he, with his parents came to America, locating in Washington County, Wis. In 1871 the parental family removed to Clark County, in the Town of Grant, where the deceased made his home with his parents until his married to Miss Emma Schmidt, in Kewaskum, Washington County, Wis., on March 31, 1887.
After their marriage they came to Clark County, Town of Lynn, where they lived for 46 years. Because of his advancing years, Mr. and Mrs. Drescher retired from the farm home, moving in the late home in Chili 5 years ago, and residing there until now, his life’s labors being over, and his suffering ceased.
Mr. Drescher, the last of eight children in the parental family, leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved companion; three sons, Otto, Town of Fremont; Ezra, Riplinger, Wis.: Irvin, Town of Fremont. Also six daughters, Martha, Mrs. Wesley Henke, Reeseville, Wis.; Helen, Mrs. Luther Lindow, Town of Fremont; Elsie, of Milwaukee; Mary, Mrs. W. G. Lindow, Town of Fremont; Nelda, Mrs. Harry Schlinsog, Granton; and Adelia, Mrs. Martin Rusch, Kansas City, Mo. There are 16 grandchildren, a large number of other relatives; and the many friends in the about Chili, who will miss his kindly greetings.
Mr. Drescher has been a consistent Christian, and a very faithful member of the Evangelical church. He was a man settled in his beliefs, and a steadfast defender of the faith. During his past years he has been a dependable worker in his church, which he loved, and served in several capacities during the years of mutiny. Many years he acceptably filled the office of Class Leader and Sunday School Superintendent, as a teacher, and a trustee of the church.
He has been a hard worker, planning well, and always ready to do his part for the good of the church, the community; and his home, where he was a good husband, a good father, and loved by his family. Not alone his loved ones, but all this community will miss him; but he has passed over the threshold into the land of rest - rest from the wearisome days in the flesh, and to await the coming of his Lord whom he loved and labored for, trusting in the promises of the great and loving Father - Gold of us all.
He could say with St. Paul, "I known in whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He able to keep that which I have committed unto Him." (2 Tim. 1:12) and he lived in that faith to the end.
Funeral services were held from the late home and the Immanuel Evangelical Church in Chili, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, and burial in the Evangelical Cemetery, by the Rev. G. W. Zimmerman, pastor of the church, Mrs. F. L. Schilling, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lindow, and Mrs. Arthur Happe, Sr., sang with Mrs. Albert Grimm at the piano. Pallbearers were the sons, Otto, Ezra, and Irvin; and the sons-in-law present, Luther Lindow, W. G. Lindow and Harry Schlinsog.
Relatives from away were Mrs. W. G. Henke, Reeseville, Wis.; and a neice, Lillian Sufeld, Kewaskum, Wis.
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