Reber, Elmeda A. (1859 - 1874)







----Source: CLARK COUNTY PRESS (Clark County, Wis.) 05/08/1874

Reber, Elmeda A. (1859 - 1874)

Died, in the town of Weston, Clark County, on the 28th of April, 1874, Miss Elmeda A. Reber, daughter of Fred Reber, aged 15 years, 4 months and 15 days.


(Note: Expanded obituary for Elmeda)


Obit: Reber, Elmeda (1859 – 1874)


Surnames: Reber, Steele

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 8 May 1874

Reber, Elmeda (1859 – 28 APR 1874)

Miss Elmeda Reber, daughter of Mr. Fred Reber, who lives four miles north of this place (Neillsville, Clark Co.,Wis.), was accidently drowned in her father's mill pond on Tuesday evening. She and another young lady, Miss Steele, of that neighborhood, started after tea to take a walk along the pond. In the course of their walk they stepped upon a long that had lodged along the bank, and which seemed to them to be secure. While standing upon it the log became detached from the bank, and starting suddenly with the current precipitated them into the pond, which was beyond their depth at that point. Miss Steele managed to catch hold of the bank, and was afterwards rescued, but Miss Reber was carried away with the log, to which she clung for a few minutes, when she told Miss Steele that she could hold on no longer and immediately sank. Assistance which had been summoned by their cries, arrived a few moments after she sank, but she rose no more, and it was not until about an hour that the body was recovered by drawing the water off the pond.

Miss Reber was of a most amiable disposition, and was greatly beloved by those who knew her. Her sudden death has not only carried grief for her family, but brings sorrow to the entire neighborhood, in which she was a great favorite. She was aged 15 years and 4 months.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel