Obit: Wendt, Hannah (1840 - 1921)

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----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/01/1921

Wendt, Hannah (17 NOV 1840 - 20 AUG 1921)

Mrs. Hannah Wendt was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 17th, 1840. She moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Lohrberg, while still a girl, to Allegan, Mich. There she met Henry Wendt, to whom she was wedded at the age of twenty. Mr. and Mrs. Wendt resided in Allegan Co. for 15 years. Seven children were born to them there.

In 1883 they moved to Wisconsin, purchasing a homestead tract of S. P. Cook, then shared their lot as one of the earliest pioneer families in Reseberg and Thorp. While here two other children were born, Dora Bell and August Ernest.

Mrs. Wendt was in comparative good health until the winter of 1921, since that time she had experienced increasing illness. Though not a constant sufferer, however.

She died Saturday evening, Aug. 20th, 1921, aged 71 years, 9 months and 3 days. The end came so suddenly and so unexpectedly that only her daughter Dora and husband William Courter, with who she lived, were at her bedside.

Mrs. Wendt was a member of the "Evangelical Faith", and a regular attendant of the Congregational Church. She was converted as a Sunday School girl and lived a consistent and exemplar Christian life. Her testimony was not so widely known to the world at large, but was known more especially to intimate friends and family.

She leaves to mourn, a sister, Lizzie Schliutz, and a brother, John Lohrberg, both of Allegan, Mich.; another sister, Pauline Kauscher of Washington; also seven children, William of Owen; Charley of Thorp; David and John of Longwood; Fred of Oregon; Dora (Mrs. Courter) of Thorp; and August of Kansas City; also twenty-two grandchildren and a host of friends and near relatives.

Mrs. Wendt lived in a constant hope to meet her Lord, and the expectant faces of her husband and twin daughters who went before. During her life she joined her husband in his prayer that one of their boys give himself to a life of full gospel service. God has heard that prayer, and has allowed both to live to see the prayer fulfilled, as their youngest child, August Ernest, has for the past fifteen years given himself to continuous preparations to that end, including several years of active public ministry in the middle west.

Her favorite songs were "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," "Over the River Faces I See," and "When My Life's Work Is Ended."

Rev. James Austin of Amery, Wis., a former minister of this vicinity, officiating. Rev. E. C. Clark was in charge of the music and was assisted by Miss Mildred Balow.

The family desires to express their deepest appreciation of the kind words and assistance in this their hour of sorrow.



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