Obit: Beckman, Bertha (1856 - 1922)
Surnames: BECKMAN THIELKE KENNEY BAUMGARTEN RAETHER BAEHR
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03/02/1922
Beckman, Bertha (4 AUG 1856 - 25 FEB 1922)
Mrs. John Beckman died at St. Joseph's Hospital at Chippewa Falls, Saturday morning, Feb. 25th, 1922, after an illness of seven weeks. Bertha Thielke was born at Kiel, Wis., Aug. 4th, 1856. Here she grew to womanhood and was united in marriage to John Beckman at Kiel, Wis. There were ten children born to this union, six of which survive, Marth, Mrs. Wm. Kenney, Ida, Mrs. E. Baumgarten, Laura, Mrs. Arthur Raether, Clara, Mrs. Harry Baehr, Otto and George Beckman. Besides her husband she leaves one sister and three brothers, and twenty-seven grandchildren, an a large host of friends.
The funeral of Mrs. John Beckman took place yesterday from the Reformed Church, Rev. A. C. Stapel officiating, interment following the services in the Reseberg (Sylvan) Cemetery, Mrs. Beckman was numbered among the early pioneers of this vicinity and enjoyed a large circle of friends. Well may her children cherish her memory as a precious legacy.
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