Obit: Nickel, Dorothea Ernestine Emilie Schwantes (1888 - 1977)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Nickel, Moore, Schwantes, Schade, Yakaites, Griepentrog, Nelson, Dorek, Rux, Lulloff, Wieland, Mellenthin

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 15 Oct. 1977

Nickel, Dora (7 Feb. 1888 - 14 Oct. 1977)

UNITY, WIS. - Mrs. Leonard E. (Dora) Nickel, 89, of Unity, Wisconsin, died at 8:14 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield,  (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) where she was a patient since Sept. 10.

Services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Elton Moore officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Rux-Lulloff Funeral Home, Colby, after 6 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Nickel, nee Schwantes, was born Feb. 7, 1888, at Spencer and was married to Leonard Edward Nickel May 1, 1907 at Spencer.

She received her education in Spencer schools. She and her husband farmed east of Unity until 1942, when they retired and moved to the village of Unity.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid Society and Royal Neighbors of America.

Mr. Nickel died Sept. 6, 1974.

Surviving daughters are Mrs. Harold (Vera) Schade of Milwaukee and Mrs. Anthony (Bernice) Yakaites of Marshfield. There are five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Surviving brother and sisters are Mrs. Charles (Anna) Griepentrog, Colby; Mrs. Elmer (Elizabeth) Nelson, Chippewa Falls; Mrs. John (Margaret) Dorek of Minneapolis and George Schwantes, Spencer.

She was predeceased by two brothers, a sister and a child.

Family Notes

Wisconsin Marriage Records

Leonard E. Nickel
bride's name: Dorothea Schwantes
marriage date: 01 May 1907
marriage place: Marathon, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Georg Nickel
groom's mother's name: Anna Wieland
bride's father's name: Hersn Schwantes
bride's mother's name: Mellenthin

1910 Federal Census, Brighton, Marathon, Wisconsin, pg. 9, family 125

Leonard E Nickel, white, married male
father's birthplace: Wisconsin
mother's birthplace: Germany

Household Members
self Leonard E Nickel M 25y Wisconsin
wife Dorothy A Nickel F 22y Wisconsin
daughter Niola C Nickel F 2y Wisconsin
daughter Vera A Nickel F y 6m Wisconsin

1930 Federal Census, Brighton, Marathon, Wisconsin, enumeration district number: 0007, family 127

Dora Nickel, white, married female
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany

Household Members
head Leneord Nickel M 44 Wisconsin
wife Dora Nickel F 43 Wisconsin
daughter Neola Nickel F 21 Wisconsin
daughter Vera Nickel F 20 Wisconsin
daughter Bernice Nickel F 16 Wisconsin



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