Obit: Schilling, Bertha (1871 - 1963)

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----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 03/25/1963, P. 7

Schilling, Bertha (16 JAN 1871 - 23 MAR 1963)

Chili, Clark County, Wis. - Services were held in Evangelical United Brethren Church her at 2 p.m. today for Mrs. Bertha Schilling, 92, of Chili, who died in Memorial Hospital at Neillsville Saturday. The Rev. L. L. McCormick officiated and burial was made in Chili.

The former Bertha Nebel was born Jan. 16, 1871, in Empede, Germany, and was educated there. She was married in 1889, in Germany, to Louis Schilling and the couple came to the United States in 1890, locating in Illinois. They lived at Becker, Coalhour and Oswego, Ill., before moving to the Chili area in September of 1895.

Mrs. Schilling had been a resident of the chili area for 68 years before becoming a patient at the Roselane Nursing Home at Fairchild. She was a charter member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Chili, and was active in church work, having taught German adult classes for several years. She also was a member of the Ladies Aid. Mr. Schilling preceded her in death in 1915.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Bertha) Krug, , Wautoma; Mrs. August (Louise) Foemmel, Chili; Mrs. Arthur (Esther) Lindow, Westfield; Mrs. William (Ruth) Bandt, Chili; and Mrs. Walter (Martha) King, Coloma; Ferdinand and Ezra, both of Chili; 24 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Henry Nebel, Chili; Ferdinand Nebel, Webster; and William, address unknown. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son and two sisters.



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