Obit: Prange, Fredericka #2 (1849 - 1938)

Contact: Marsha Hosfeld
Email: marsha@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Prange, Schultz, Brandt, Jacobi, Wibben, Hoeft, Meske, Kramer, Fink, Hintz, Baumgart, Daellenbach, Bassing, Raatz

----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 17 March 1938

Prange, Fredericka (3 APR 1849 - 11 MAR 1938)

LAST RITES MONDAY FOR MRS. PRANGE

Funeral Services for Mrs. Fredericka Prange were conducted Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Lulloff Funeral home at Colby (?) and at 2:00 o’clock at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Abbotsford, Wis. The Rev. J. Brandt officiated. Interment was made in the Holton cemetery. Pallbearers were Henry Jacobi, Nick Wibben, Gust Hoeft, Herbert Jacobi, Fred Meske, and Anton Kramer.

The deceased was born Fredericka Schultz in Germany, April 3, 1849. She came to America with her father in 1874. Almost three years later on Jan. 28, 1877, she was united in marriage to Christian Prange at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In September of that year the young couple moved to a farm in the Town of Holton and lived there together until the death of Mr. Prange in November 1907. The widow remained on the farm until 1916 (?) when she moved to Abbotsford, Wis. For several years she lived alone, doing her own housework, (unreadable) to a garden and being grandmother to her own and the neighbor’s children.

The last few years she has made her home with her children and at the time of her death was at the home of her grandson Vernon Baumgart in Fifield. Death came Friday afternoon, March 11, as the result of a stroke and complications of old age. Mrs. Prange would have been 89 on April 3rd.

She is survived by four sons and five daughters, an infant son having preceded her in death: William, Milwaukee; Christian, Whittelsey; Reinhold, Ogilvie, Minn.; Herman, Aumuse, No. Dax.; Mrs. Bertha Fink, Mrs. Ida Hintz, Mrs. Hattie Hintz, Abbotsford; Mrs. Eva Baumgart, Fifield; and Mrs. Minnie Daellenbach, Siren; twenty grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.

Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baumgart, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Baumgart, Fifield; Mrs. Marvin Bassing and daughter, Racine; Reinhold Prange, Ogilvie, Minn.; Wm. Schultz and Miss Della Hintz, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Daellenbach, Siren; Chris Prange, Whittelsey; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raatz and family, Stetsonville; and Gilbert Fink, Unity.

 

 


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