Carolina (1848 - 1932)
Contact: Stephanie Schroeder
Surnames: Blum, Wegner, Schroeder, Wendel, Reigel, Rampmeyer, Bauman
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.) July 1932
Blum, Carolina (21 Sept. 1848 - July 1932)
MRS. BLUM PIONEER DIES AT AGE Of 83
Funeral Services Will be
Held in Neillsville
Neillsville, July 21-Mrs. Helmuth Blum, a resident of Neillsville and vicinity for over 50 years, passed away at her home here last night at 6 o'clock at the age of 83 years.
Mrs. Blum was born in Germany, Sept. 21, 1848 and was married to Helmuth Blum on May 18, 1875. Her maiden name was Carolina Wegner. Mr. and Mrs. Blum came to America with three children in 1882 and settled in Neillsville. In 1885 they moved to a farm in the town of Levis, where they lived until 15 years ago, when they retired and returned to Neillsville. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on May 17,1925 and had been married 57 years at the time of Mrs. Blum's death.
She leaves in addition to her husband, two sons: Paul of Neillsville, John of Owen, and four daughters, Helene, Mrs. Fred Schroeder, Neillsville, Johanna, at home, Elizabeth, Mrs. Jacob Wendel, Chicago, Ill., and Martha, Mrs. Henry Reigel, Owen. Sister Mrs. Augusta Rampmeyer, lives in Louisana.
Funeral Services will be conducted from the Blum home at 1:30 on Saturday afternoon and at St. John's Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock. Rev. William Bauman officiating.
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Carolina Blum was my great great grandmother. I have copy of her obituary! This is transcribed from a newspaper clipping that I have a copy of, though I was not the one who transcribed it for the family history book. It's hard to see what paper it was in. I only know it would have been one in Neillsville.
Thanks, Stephanie Schroeder
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