Obit: Manthei, Bertha [Hoffman] (1871 - 1934)


Contact: Ken Wood



Surnames: Manthei, Schumann, Hoffman, Klann, Wasserberger, Storm, Geil, Kalsow.


----Source: Marshfield News Herald   Monday 8 Aug. 1955  P. 7  C. 1


Mrs. B. Manthei Dies at Age 84


Funeral to Be Held Wednesday at Globe


Neillsville--Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Globe at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Bertha Manthei, 84, of 23 Court St., who died at her home Saturday evening after a lingering illness.  The Rev. Adolph Schumann will officiate and burial will be in  the Globe cemetery.


The body will lie in state at Goergas Funeral Home until noon Wednesday, when it will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services.


The former Bertha Hoffman was born June 28, 1871, in Germany where she received her education, and where she was married in 1896 to Robert Manthei.  The couple came to the United States in May, 1902, and for many years farmed in the towns of Weston and Seif.  Her husband died Nov. 13, 1934.  She had lived in Neillsville the past 10 years, spending the past four years at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Klann.


Mrs. Manthei is survived by two children, Mrs. Herman (marie) Klann, Neillsville and Albert Manthei, Byron, Minn.; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Wasserberger, Neillsville; Mrs. Augusta Storm, Sheboygan; Mrs. D. F. (Helen) Geil, Whitewater, Calif.; Mrs. Albert (Mary) Kalsow, Neillsville; two brothers, George Hoffman, Hope, Canada; and Herman Hoffman, San Francisco, Calif.; and four grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters, one son, two sisters and one brother.  She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Globe.



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