Obit: Tesmer, Minnie #2 (1852 - 1934)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/15/1934

Tesmer, Minnie #2 (29 Sept. 1852 - 8 Feb. 1934)

Mrs. Minnie Tesmer, one of the old pioneers of this section, passed on to the distant shore at 7:00 P.M. February 8th, complications of old age, of one year duration, being the cause of her departure. Funeral services were held at the Zion Lutheran church Sunday, Feb. 11th, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Grand sons acted as pall bearers and were: John Pribnow, Jr., Theodore Frome, Paul Fricke, Edward Feit, Richard Tesmer and Norman Orth. The flower girls were: Lenore, Louise and Esther Tesmer, Regina Tesmer, Laura Olson and Alice Orth.

The deceased was born in Pommern, Germany, September 29th, 1852, thus reaching the age of eighty-two years, four months and ten days. She came to this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Godfried Haslen, when three years of age and settled in Dodge county. She was married to Paul Tesmer at Watertown, Wis., October 9th, 1869, and came to this community about forty-five years ago and settled on the farm now owned by Ed. Becker. At the time, this farm was partly improved. They moved to the city of Colby about thirty-five years ago.

The surviving children are: Mrs. John P. Olson, Abbotsford; Mrs. John F. Pribnow, Sr., Colby; John Tesmer, Gilman; Mrs. Wm. Dahlke, Portland, Oregon; Wm. Tesmer, Colby; Mrs. Minnie Fricke, Owen; Paul Tesmer, Colby; Mrs. Anna Orth, Colby; Herman Tesmer, Neillsville, Wis. Also one sister, Mrs. Pauline Augustine of Menasha, thirty-four grand children and eighteen great grand children. Two sons, Henry and Charles Tesmer, and an infant daughter preceded her in death.

The deceased was a good Christian, kind and gentle in her ways and was the mother of a large and gifted family, many of whom now have "silver threads among the gold." Like all our early settlers, she was of a hospitable and congenial disposition. None ever entered her home without a warm welcome nor left without feeling the warmth of a genuine hospitality, so characteristic of the people of her ancestry.



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