|Warncke, Caroline (1861 - 1930)|
|WARNCKE WILCKE TAYLOR SEIKMAN SCHOMBERG BRAUN|
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 5/14/1930
OBITUARY OF MRS. JOHN C. WARNCKE
Caroline Wilcke, daughter of John and Maria Wilcke, was born in Raduhn, Mecklenburg, Germany April 25, 1861 and was received into the membership of their local church by confirmation in 1875. She was married to John Warncke of the same place on April 11, 1882.
They came to Sheboygan, Wis. in 1884 and moved to the farm where Gustave Horn lives in the Town of Warner, Clark County in 1887. This was their home until the death of Mr. Warncke on March 28, 1903.
Ten children were born to this union, four preceded the mother in death. Those living are Frederick of Withee, Louis of Riplinger, Mrs. W. Taylor of Sheboygan Falls and Mrs. Otto Seikman of Sheboygan. William and Christian have not been heard from for a number of years. There are also 17 grandchildren.
After the death of Mr. Warncke she made her home with her children and with her sister, Mrs. Schomberg of Sheboygan Falls. Besides Mrs. Schomberg she is survived by Mrs. Fred Braun of Greenwood and two brothers, Joseph Wilcke of Farmville, Va., and Theodore Wilcke of Ione, Mont. Mrs. Christ Braun, who passed away four years ago was also a sister. Mrs. Warncke's mother's name is the first funeral recorded in the church record of Braun Settlement Reformed Church.
Mr. and Mrs. John Warncke were charter members of the Braun Settlement Reformed Church. Mrs. Warncke passed away Sunday morning May 4, 1930 after a short illness of yellow jaundice at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Siekman. A short funeral service was conducted by the pastor of the Lutheran Church at Sheboygan Falls, and in the local Reformed Church, Rev. E.G. Pfeiffer officiating. She reached the age of 69 years 1 month and 10 days. Interment was made in the family lot in Braun Settlement Cemetery.
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