Bio: Klabunde, Hattie (100 Year Old – 1974)


Surnames: Klabunde, Van den Brook, Oemichen, Wundrow, Brown

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 17 Jan 1974

Hattie Klabunde (nee Van den Brook), who has been a resident of the Clark county Home since August 8, 1967, celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, January 11, 1974. Mrs. Klabunde was born on January 11, 1874 in Holland, coming to America with her present at the age of 2. She spent her childhood in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, and later moved to Oshkosh, where she was married to Julius Klabunde on December 29, 1891. Julius worked on the railroads in Oshkosh, and later in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. They moved to a farm near Stetsonville, Wisconsin in 1909.

Eight children were born to Hattie and Julius: Mrs. Emma Oemichen, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; Mrs. Lillian Wundrow, Gardena, California; John Klabunde, Dorchester, Wisconsin; Miss Erna Klabunde, West Bend, Wisconsin; Carl Klabunde, who resides on the home place; Harry Klabunde, who died at the age of 63; Francis Klabunde, who died at the age of 4, and Mrs. Hattie Brown, who was killed in a car accident at the age of 66. Hattie had one sister, Anna, and four brothers, John, Theodore, Henr and Anton, who have all passed away.

Hattie’s hobbies were fishing, which she lived, flowers, gardening, braiding rugs and quilting. She has 23 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, and 32 great-great-grandchildren.



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