Wilhelmine (1862 - 1942)
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Surnames: King, Kroll, Bandt, Happe, Lau, Manley, Zimdars, Drager, Schoss, Britzke, Hoffman, Slater, Middlesteadt, Meinke, Sonnenberg, Schleuter
----Sources: Waushara Argus (Wautoma, Waushara County, Wis.) 1938?
Bandt, Wilhelmine #2 (24 Dec. 1862 - 1938?)
MRS. WILLIAM BANDT, SR. Minnie King was born in the town of Shields, Marquette Co, Dec 24, 1862 the only daughter of the late Frederick W. King and Minnie King. Here she grew to young womanhood and in 1882 was united in marriage to William Bandt, Sr., at Germania. They began their married life on what is now known as the Rev. Eddie Lau farm, 2 1/2 miles southwest of Coloma. They lived here for a number of years and then moved to Germania. Eighteen years ago they moved from here to Chili, where they have since made their home. Death came suddenly at the Marshfield Hospital Sun morning. She had been ill since in Dec.
Those who survive a loving wife and mother are the husband, William Bandt, of Chili, one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Happe (Tony), of Ripon; two sons, William Bandt Jr., of Chili, and Rev. Harvey Bandt, of Prairie Farm. Two children preceded her in death.
There are also eight living grandchildren and two great grandchildren, five brothers, Herman and Frederick King, of Coloma; Theodore and Albert King; of Germania, and Emil King, of Wisconsin Rapids.
Her parents, four brothers, and one sister preceded her in death.
Relatives brought the remains here from Chili on Wednesday, and funeral services were held at the Evangelical Church Wednesday afternoon. Rev. E. P. Manley, of Chili, gave the funeral services. He was assisted by Rev. Zimdars, pastor of the church of Westfield, Rev. Drager, of Neshkoro, and Rev. H. W. Schoss, of Arlington. During the services a choir composed of the nieces and nephews sang a German hymn, her favorite, and an English hymn, "No Tears In Heaven." A quartet composed of Walter, Gilbert, Darwin and Alvin King Sang "I Am Wandering Down Life's Shady Path."
The flowers were carried by Mrs. Emil Britzke, Mrs. Paul Hoffman, Mrs. Harvey Slater, and Mrs. Albert Middlesteadt. The pall bearers were Rheinhardt, Gilbert, Alvin, Walter, Arthur, and Robert King.
Burial was made in the Coloma cemetery.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Happe and children, of Ripon; Mr. and Mrs. William Bandt, Jr. and son Melvin, Oliver Happe, and Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Manley, of Chili; Rev. and Mrs. Harvey Bandt and sons, from Prairie Farm; Mrs. Luella Meinke, Mr. and Mrs. Albert King, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bandt, of Westfield; Mrs. Harvey Slater and Mrs. Paul Hoffman, of Hancock; Mr. and Mrs. Happe, of Arlington; Mr. and Mrs. Howard King, of Germania; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sonnenberg, of Westfield; Emil King and daughter, Arnold King, and Mrs. Henry Schlueter, of Wisconsin Rapids.
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