Obit: Dux, Bertha
(1861 - 1940)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Dux, Nemitz, Hagedorn, Hoffman, Dahl, Crossman, Baumann
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 20 June 1940
Dux, Bertha (2 Nov. 1861 - 13 June 1940)
Mrs. Bertha (Nemitz) Dux passed away at the Neillsville hospital at 4:45 am. Thursday, June 13, after ten days illness following a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Dux was born in Germany, November 2, 1861, to Mr. and Mrs. William Nemitz. When she was a young woman of 18, she came to America. For a time she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Dux and worked in Neillsville, Wis.
In May, 1886, she was united in marriage to William Dux. The couple took up housekeeping on a farm in Pine Valley where they lived for 39 years. They were excellent farmers, bravely and patiently facing the hardships which naturally accompanied pioneer farming and the rearing of a large family. They industrious habits and upright principles leave to their family and friends the example of well-spent lives.
In 1925, Mr. and Mrs. Dux sold their farm to their son, Albert. They purchased a small home in the fruits of years of labor, yet for sheer habit of frugal living, they planted a large garden and occasionally went "back home" to assist with the farm work. And so they continued to the end. On the morning before Mrs. Dux was stricken, she arose at 5 a.m. and went out to work in her garden during the cool of the day, later planning to go to the home of her son, Ben, to attend the wedding of her granddaughter. Mr. Dux passed away in 1930.
Mrs. Dux has been a resident of Clark County for more than 60 years. She was the other of eight children: Frank, Loyal; Ida, Mrs. Richard Hagedorn, Globe; Emma, Mrs. Herman Hoffman, San Fernando, Calif.; Ben and Alma, Mrs. George Dahl, Granton; Albert, Pine Valley; Herman, Globe, and Robert, Neillsville, all of whom survive. There are also 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A half sister, Mrs. Ida Crossman, Stevens Point, and a half brother, Emil Nemitz, St. Paul, also survive.
Brief services were held at the Jaster Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by the regular rites at St. John’s Lutheran church, Rev. William A. Baumann officiating. Interment took place in the Pine Valley Cemetery. Four of the sons and two sons-in-law bore the remains to the last resting place.
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