Obit: Loppnow, Bertha (1850 - 1927)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 12/29/1927

Loppnow, Bertha (19 OCT 1850 - 20 DEC 1927)


Mrs. Bertha Loppnow, one of the , one of the pioneer residents of Washington county, answered the call of her Master Tuesday noon, December 20, at her home one and one-half miles east of this city. Mrs. Loppnow had been ailing with heart trouble for a year and a half. In September she was seized with a stroke, and about ten days preceding her deathwas obliged to take to her bed. The night before she died she suffered another stroke.

Mrs. Loppnow, nee Bertha Trittin was born in Witzmitz, Hinter Pommern, Germany, on October 19, 1850 and so when she died had reached the age of 77 years, 2 months, and one day. When six years old she came with her parents to Wisconsin, where the family settled in Washington county. Her marriage to August Loppnow occurred at Jackson, April 28th, 1871. She and her husband immediately established themselves on a farm in the town of Hartford near this city and have continued to live in this locality ever since. Mr. Loppnow preceded her eleven years ago.

She is survived by the following; three children, John and William Loppnow, Loyal; Elizabeth [Mrs. Henry Zickuhr] town of Hartford; by two brothers, Chas. Trittin, Woodland; and Otto Trittin, Hustisford; by one sister, Miss Elizabeth Trittin, town of Hartford; by seven grand children and two great-grand children. One daughter, Anna [Mrs. Gus Tetzlaff] died sixteen years ago.

Mrs. Loppnow possessed the characteristics that made her generation so revered. She was a devoted wihe and mother and a kind neighbor. A member of Peace Lutheran church she tried to exemplify the teachings of Christianity in her living. She is buried today [Friday] with services at the home at one-thirty and at the church at two o’clock. Rev. Von Rohr officiated and interment took place in the Union cemetery.



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