Obit: Hess, Johanna (1866 - 1950)

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Surnames: Hess, Staffeil, Singstock, Reil, Vogt, Wilke

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/23/1950

Hess, Johanna (2 Sept. 1866 - 19 Feb. 1950)

Mrs. Fred Hess died at her home in Watertown at 1:30 P.M. February 19th at the age of 83 years. Funeral services were conducted February 13th and burial was made in Oak Hill cemetery, Watertown.

Mrs. Hess, the former Johanna Staffeil, was born in Germany on Sept. 2, 1866. In 1874, she came with her parents to the United States and settled near Watertown. She was married there to Fred Hess in 1886 and lived near Watertown until 1892 when they moved onto a farm near Abbotsford, Wis. In 1908, they sold their farm and moved to Oconomowoc. In 1910, they moved to Watertown where she lived until her death. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Herman Singstock of Colby, Mrs. Geo. Reil of Abbotsford, Mrs. Edward Vogt of Okauchee, and Mrs. George Wilke of Watertown. There are 13 grand children, 28 great grand children, one great, great grand child. Her husband died Feb. 19th, 1919.

Mrs. Herman Singstock of Colby and Mrs. George Reil of Abbotsford attended the funeral.



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