Obit: Esselmann, Anna (1843 - 1924)
Surnames: ESSELMANN LEHNARD MCKIMM HERBST CLARIDGE
----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 02/14/1924
Esselmann, Anna (25 SEP 1843 - 4 FEB 1924)
Mrs. Anna Esselmann, a pioneer settler of central Wisconsin, died at her home 112 East A. St., Marshfield, Monday evening Feb. 4th, 1924, following a stroke of apoplexy.
Her three sons and seven daughters who had been summoned were at her bedside during her last moments.
Deceased was born in Westphalian, Germany, Sept. 25, 1843. She was married to Clemens Esselmann in 1863. She and her husband came to the U.S. in 1867, making their first home at West Bend, Washington Co., this state. In 1887 the family moved to Loyal, Clark County, Wis., where they developed one of the finest farms in that vicinity and reared their family.
In 1909 they moved to Marshfield, at which time the husband died. She has made her home at Marshfield since the time of her husband's death.
The surviving daughters are: Mrs. Sophia Lehnard, Marshfield, Mrs. Joseph McKimm, Neillsville, Mrs. Joseph Herbst, Riverton, Minn., Mrs. George A. Claridge, Reedsburg, Wis., Miss Josephine Esselmann, Minneapolis and Misses Mary and Gusta at home. Surviving sons are C. B. Esselmann, Loyal, H. B. Esselmann, Athens, L. G. Esselmann, Hartford, Wis.
She is also survived by 27 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Out of town relatives attending the funeral were William Esselmann, Dakota, Minn., Edward Lehnard, Park Falls, Wis., Mrs. Mae Holt, Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Veltman, Marshfield.
Due to the severe snow storm wire communications were impossible so others could not be notified either by mail or wire.
Beautiful floral tributes offered by her many friends attested strongly the esteem with which she was held. Children especially found her a loving friend.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 7th at 9:00 o'clock at St. John's Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph Voltz officiating at Solemn Requiem Mass. Interment was made in Marshfield, Wis.
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