Obit: Kaudy, Mary S. (1834 - 1893)
Surnames: KAUDY BOTEY FOOTE LEICHTNAM
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/17/1893
Kaudy, Mary S. (29 JUN 1834 - 16 AUG 1893)
Died, at her residence in this city (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.), on Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 1893, Mary Silvia, wife of M. Kaudy, Sr., in the 60th year of her age.
Mary Silvia Botey was born at Champagne, Haute Saone, France, June 29th, 1834; in the year 1856 she came to this country in search of a brother who was located in Chicago. In going from the depot to a hotel in that city, the team ran away and she was thrown out and severely injured. As she was unable to talk any language but French, an interpreter was called in, which chanced to be M. Kaudy, who at that time was working at the cabinet makers trade. The acquaintance thus started to blossom into friendship and ripened into love.
Upon her recovery from her injuries she learned that her brother had left the city and gone further west, it being stated that he had gone to Dubuque, Iowa, but she has never been able to get any further trace of him. She was the same year united in marriage with M. Kaudy and removed with him to Neosho, Dodge Co., this state, where they resided until the fall of 1878, when they came to this place.
Since their residence here she has made many friends by her kindly motherly ways. She was little given to visiting, though always glad to greet people in her own home, where she seemed to take her greatest pleasure. She was an earnest and consistent Catholic in which faith she lived and died, and were everyone as sincere a Christian as she, this would be a far better world.
Mrs. Kaudy was the mother of eleven children, eight of whom are living, 5 sons, N.L., J.B., G.J., Mathew and Josie, and three daughters, Mrs. Robert Foote, Miss Anna and Mrs. W. F. Leichtnam.
The funeral will be held at St. Killian’s Church tomorrow, at 11 o’clock in the forenoon, conducted by Rev. C. B. Weikmann, and the remains will be interred in the Catholic Cemetery.
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