Obit: Dux, Wilhelmine (1859 - 1939)

Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Dux, Nemitz, Zank, Miller, May, Wegner, Meihack, Christjahn, Baumann, Jaster, MaCourt

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 27 April 1939

Dux, Wilhelmine (28 April 1859 - 19 April 1939)

Mrs. Fred Dux passed away at her farm home in Pine Valley April 19, 1939, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 21 days. She became ill March 12 and on April 5 she suffered a stroke of paralysis which rendered her entirely helpless.

Wilhelmine Nemitz was born April 28, 1859, in Germany, where she great to womanhood. On April 11, 1882, she was united in marriage to Fred Dux and five days later, April 16, 1882, the young couple sailed for America and came directly to Neillsville, settling on the farm which has always been their home.

Eight children were born to this union, seven of whom survive to comfort the aged father. They are: Paul, on the home farm; Otto and Fred Jr., Pine Valley; Anna, Mrs. Otto Zank, Pine Valley; Clara, Mrs. John Miller, Glidden; Margaret, Mrs. Otto May, and Hulda, Mrs. Albert Wegner, Pine Valley. There are 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Ida passed away in her 19th year. Deceased is also survived by four brothers, William and Henry Nemitz of Neillsville, and Carl and Fred of Pine Valley, and by two sisters, Bertha, Mrs. August Meihack of Weston Township, and Minna, Mrs. Christjahn of Milwaukee.

Mr. and Mrs. Dux shared the responsibilities of their home and farm together for 57 years, and it was their good fortune to remain in the home they loved until separated by death. They celebrated their golden wedding April 11, 1932.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the home and at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rev. William A. Baumann conducting the rites. Mrs. Baumann and Mrs. A. Jaster sang. Six grandsons, Arthur, Paul and Albert Zank and Walter, Lester and Roland May acted as pall bearers. The flower girls were: Marian, Arlene, Juliette and Virginia Dux, Frances Miller and Janice Milton.

Out-of-town relative sin attendances at the rites were: Mrs. Peter MaCourt, Oconto; Mr. and Mrs. John Miller and daughters, Frances and Ruth, Glidden; Walter May, Milwaukee; and Mr. and Mrs. Lester May of Withee.



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