Obit: Aumann, Caroline (1851 - 1925)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 02/05/1925

Aumann, Caroline (18 DEC 1851 - 28 JAN 1925)

The unexpected demise of Mrs. John Aumann came as a deep and sad shock to her family and friends. On Wednesday morning, Jan. 28, 1925, she did not appear as usual among the others. Her son Henry, with whom she has made her home since the death of her husband, went into her room to call her, and found that she had passed away, apparently peacefully as she slept, some time during the night. The cause of her death was heart disease.

Caroline Aumann was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. Kemmeter. She was born at Jefferson, Wis., Dec. 18, 1851, being one of eleven children. She was educated in Jefferson and was there married to John Aumann on Jan. 7, 1872. They lived in Jefferson Co. until March 1905, when they moved to Neillsville, Clark County, having bought a farm two miles north of the city. There they made their home and there Mr. Aumann died on April 21st, 1924. On Jan. 7, 1922, Mr. and Mrs. Aumann celebrated their golden wedding, at which time all of their twelve children were living and all present at the celebration. Within a space of a little more than a year, death has entered frequently and at short intervals in the Aumann family: a daughter, Mrs. Caroline Wingenter, died Aug. 22, 1923 the father passed away as stated, April 21, 1924, and on Nov. 28, news was transmitted from Seattle that the son John had met death in an accident, a serious burn causing his death; and now the mother's death follows closely.

Mrs. Aumann was a woman of rare excellence. She combined the practical home virtues of thrift and motherly care for her household, with the higher Christian principles of character that endeared her to her children and all others who knew her well.

She leaves surviving ten children: Joseph of Seattle, Wash.; Frank of Jefferson; Charles of Neillsville; Rev. Edward Aumann of Ft. Atkinson; Mrs. Catharine Hrach of Neillsville; Mrs. Tillie Knilans of Delevan; Mrs. Mary Gaden of Neillsville; Gottlieb of North Milwaukee; Mrs. Jake Haas, Neillsville, and Henry on the home farm. She leaves also 23 grandchildren. She is survived also by two brothers, Gottlieb and John Kemmeter of Jefferson and three sisters, Miss B. Kemmeter and Mrs. Charles Miller, both of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Frank Setffonides of Cedarburg, Wis.

Funeral services took place Saturday forenoon at St. Mary's Church, of which deceased was a faithful member. Her son, Rev. Edward Aumann, was celebrant at the Requiem High Mass. Rev. Peter Weber was deacon and Rev. J. Placity of Marshfield was deacon. Rev. Peter Weber delivered the sermon. Interment took place at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Rev. Aumann blessed the grave.

Those from out of the city who were present at the funeral were Gottlieb and John Kemmeter of Jefferson, Mrs. Catharine Miller and Miss B. M. Kemmeter of Milwaukee.

Mrs. Aumann was a member of the Married Ladies Altar Society, the society being present in a body at the funeral.



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