Obit: Kesler, Elizabeth (1844 - 1913)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/04/1913

Kesler, Elizabeth (2 DEC 1844 - 29 NOV 1913)

Mrs. Elizabeth Kesler, who was stricken with paralysis, Tuesday evening, Nov. 25th, died at her home in this city (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.), at 4 o’clock Saturday morning, Nov. 29th, 1913, without regaining consciousness, aged 69 years, 11 months and 29 days.

Elizabeth Engeldinger was born at Belzingen, Germany, Dec. 2nd, 1844. When two years of age her parents came to America, first settling at Hartford, Wis., later moving to Manitowoc, where she was married to George Kesler, July 11th, 1866. With her husband and children she moved to Colby, May 20th, 1886, settling on a farm in the town of Colby. After her husband died, Jan. 24th, 1893, she remained on the farm until about seven years ago, when she moved into the city to reside. She leaves to mourn her death, six children, Mrs. John Kaiser, Stratford; Albert, Gordon, Charles, Colby; George, Menomonee Falls; Mrs. Chas. DeGroote, Stone Lake; Matthew, Colby, all of whom were at her bedside when she passed away. She is also survived by five sisters and five brothers, they are Mrs. J. Kettenhoffen, Mrs. H. Paulus, Mrs. H. Schmitz, Mrs. Mary Orth of Manitowoc; Mrs. Aug. Ketel of St. Helen, Oregon; Peter of Marshfield; Matt and George of Colby; Nick of Manitowoc, and John of Hillsboro, Oregon.

The funeral was held from St. Mary’s Church, on her 70th birthday, Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 1913, and was largely attended by sorrowing relatives and sympathizing friends. The burial took place in the Catholic Cemetery.



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