Obit: Emer, Mrs. Joseph (1840 - 1909)
----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 03/27/1909
Emer, Mrs. Joseph (AUG 1840 - 23 MAR 1909)
Death called another pioneer settler of this vicinity (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) last Tuesday morning, when Mrs. Joseph Emer of Fairview passed away after being in failing health for nearly a year. Mrs. Emer had not been considered ill but a day or two before her death, and not over a week ago had visited at her son's home in the village. The funeral services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Fairview, on Thursday morning, conducted by the pastor. The esteem by which the deceased was held in the community where she had long been a resident was testified by the large congregation which gathered to pay its last tribute to a devoted member of the church.
Mrs. Emer was a native of Germany, born in August 1840. At the age of seven years she came with her parents to America. In 1860 she was united in marriage with Joseph Emer and together they suffered the hardships of pioneer life, settling on the farm at Fairview which has ever since been their home. From a valueless wild to one of the best farms in this section, the place was developed by them until her husband was taken from her nineteen years ago, when the sons took up the work, erected a fine house on the farm and kept the mother in comfort during her declining years.
Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Emer, three of whom died in infancy and one son, Joseph, died a year ago. Five daughters and four sons survive. Three of the children have entered the service of the church, of which the deceased has been a faithful and consistent member, two daughters in a convent at La Crosse and one son in the priesthood. Of the sons, Michael is residing on the home farm, Frank on a farm in Fairview, John in business in this village and Rev. Peter Emer is pastor of the Catholic Church at Marshfield.
Re: Obit: Emer, Mrs. Joseph (1840 - 1909)
Contact: Jay Weinstock
My grandmother was Theresa "Emer" Weinstock and my Father was Floyd William Weinstock.
I have fond memories of Fairview visits for family reunions especially St. Joseph's church and the story of the Emer's coming to Fairview and first building the church then their house. Grandma also like to tell of Jesse James visit to the house albeit before her time.
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