Obit: Puttkammer,Bertha Louise Caroline(1860 - 1930)

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Surnames: Puttkammer, Karnitz, Goldamer, Diemar, Witt, Polln??, Wagner, Henning, Meihack, Haugen, Schuelke, Cornest, Bartz, Ott, Kohl, Luedtke, Durst, Fradenburg, Umacher, Seidelman, Andrick, Viergutz, Coates, Leibelt, Hahm, Hoeh, Schlinsog

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) April 10, 1930

Puttkammer, Bertha Louise Caroline (11 Dec. 1860 - 30 March 1930)

Mrs. Fred Puttkammer, an old resident of Neillsville and the towns of Pine Valley and Weston, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Goldamer of Nasonville on Sunday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Puttkammer had been in poor health for a long time but had not been confined to her bed until the last nine days before her death. Some time past she received hospital treatment at Madison and later in Marshfield; in recent years she had been cared for in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Goldamer.

Bertha Louise Caroline Karnitz was born in Lestin, Germany, Dec. 11, 1860. In 1873 she came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Karnitz and her four brothers to America. They made the voyage in a sailing vessel and landed at Baltimore, May 17. From there they went to Lake Forest, Ill., and four years later came to Clark County, settling on a tract of land in the town of Pine Valley, four and one half miles northwest of Neillsville.

On April 8, 1884, she was married to Fred Puttkammer and settled on his farm in the town of Weston. In 1921 they sold their farm and moved to the city of Neillsville. Mr. Puttkammer died Feb. 2, 1927.

During the years of her health and strength Mrs. Puttkammer did well her work in life, caring for the needs of her home and family, as a faithful and loving wife and mother and also bearing her full share of the burdens of pioneer community life.

The body was brought to Neillsville and lay in state at the Schiller undertaking parlors until Thursday when ?? Was removed to her former home. After a brief service there the funeral was held at the Beyer church in Pine Valley of which she was long a member. Rev. J. G. Buth??he pastor officiated at the home and delivered a sermon in German. Rev. A. G. Diemar of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Nasonville preached a sermon in English.

The pall bearers were old neighbors of deceased: Fred Witt, Carl Polln??, August and Fred Wagner, E. Henning and Ed. Meihack. There was a wonderful amount of floral offering which were in charge of the two ?l?ces Emmal and Lillie Karnitz, also Mrs. Arthur Haugen and Misses Naoni and Loretta Schuelke.

Mrs. Puttkammer is survived by three sons and one daughter: Albert of Chattanorga, Oklahoma; Robert of Syracuse, N. Y.; William of Neillsville, and Mrs. Chas. Goldamer of Nasonville. She leaves also 12 grandchildren and three brothers; Carl Karnitz, of Pine Valley and Louis and William Cornest of Neillsville. All these were present at the funeral except the son Albert, who was ill.

Those from a distance who came to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Goldamer and children, Mrs. Gustav Bartz and daughter, Miss Gertrude, Mrs. Reinhold Ott, Mrs. Marie Kohl, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Luedtke, all of Nasonville; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Durst, Chilli; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fradenburg, Humbird; Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Goldamer and Rms. Hans Umacher, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Seidelman, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. William Seidelman and Mrs. Jacob Andrick, loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Viergutz, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Coates and Mrs. Andrew Leibelt, Marshfield; and Mrs. Gustav Hahm and daughter, Miss Loena, Mrs. Carl Hoeh, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hahm and daughter Beverly, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schlinsog, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Viergutz and son Arthur of Lynn.



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