Obit: Jahr, Lena (1859 - 1953)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Jahr, Steuerwald, Raine, Garrett,
Behnky, Weinholt, Franks, Anderson, Nulton
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) May 14, 1953
Jahr, Lena (13 November 1859 - 8 May
Mrs. Emil (Lena) Jahr, 93 of 13 Court Street,
died Friday evening, May 8, at the Neillsville hospital, where she
and been a patient since April 29, after falling in her home. The
cause of death was a broken pelvis with
Final rites were held Monday, May 11 at 2 P.m. at
the Bergemann Funeral Home with the Rev. Virgil Nulton officiating.
Burial was in the Town of Grant Cemetery.
Mrs. Jahr nee Lena Steuerwald, was born November
13, 1859, to Frederick and Christina Steuerwald of Washington
County and received her education in Batavia. Her marriage to Emil
Jahr took place Jan. 8, 1879, at Batavia, Wis. After their
marriage they moved to the Town of Grant, where they resided until
1926, when they moved to Neillsville. Her husband preceded
her in death in 1937. For the last several winters, she
stayed with her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Raine in Appleton. She
returned only a month ago to her home in Neillsville, where she had
planned to spend the summer months.
is survived by two sons, Marvin and Walter Jahr of Neillsville and
two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Raine of Appleton and Mrs. LeRoy (Myra)
Garrett of Wilmington, Del. Four half-sisters, Mrs. Ida
Behnky, Sheboygan; Mrs. Amanda Weinholt, Sheboygan; Mrs. Lydia
Franks, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Mrs. Emma Anderson, also of Los
Angeles survive. She also leaves four grandchildren and three
brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Jahr was one of the oldest residents of the county.
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