Obit: Koser, Josephine (1861 - 1932)

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Surnames: KOSER, ZIMMERMAN, MONTAG, HOGENSON, LINDOW, HASLOW, RUSCH, REICHERT, DeKARSKE, HEBERT, DRESCHER, HAPPE, ENGSBERG, BROWN

----Source: Millie Lee's scrapbook collection

KOSER, Josephine (2/8/1862-8/31/1932)

Chili, Sept 1--Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning for Mrs. Herman Koser, who died Tuesday after a long illness which confined her to her bed for several months.

The Rev. GW Zimmerman officiated at the rites, which were held from the home and the Immanuel Evanagelical Church in Chili. Wednesday afternoon, the funeral party left for Lake Mills, where burial was made Thursday.

Pall bearers were Herman Montag, Anton Hogenson, George Lindow, EC Haslow, Otto Rusch, and LA Reichert. Flower girls were Elaine Reichert, Marella DeKarske, Arlene Hebert, and Geneva Montag.

A quartet composed of Mrs. Otto Drescher, Mrs. William G Lindow, Arthur Happe, and William G. Lindow sang, with Miss Iva Zimmerman as accompanist.

Mrs. Koser, nee Josephine ENGSBERG, was born in the town of Waterloo, Feb 8, 1861, and was baptized and confirmed in the Moravian church at Lake Mills.

She was married to Herman Koser on Sept. 20, 1888, and for about two years they resided at Fort Atkinson, later moving to a Waterloo farm. During 1900 they moved to the farm at Chili, where they lived for 14 year before they came to their home in the village. One daughter was born to them, on Nov 1, 1889, but died at the age of 14 days.

Mrs. Koser was a charter member of the Royal Neighbor camp in Chili, which was organized Aug. 25, 1909. She held the office of marshal until ill health prevented her attendance a year ago.

Surviving are her husband, one sister, Mrs. Brown, Lake Millls, and one brother, Dr. William Engsberg, Lake Mills.

 

 


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