Obit: Evans, Ida (1868 - 1932)

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Surnames: Evans, Hildebrandt, Handke, Zittleman, Schoengarth, Scott, Patey, Miller, Frantz, Schaefer, Hauser, Borde, Steffen, Longenecker, Slocomb, Strosinski

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 24 March 1932

Evans, Ida (17 Aug. 1868 - 18 March 1932)

Mrs. George. W. Evans, nee Ida Hildebrandt, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gottleib Hildebrandt, was born in Posen, Germany, Aug. 17, 1868. When she was two years old her parents emigrated to America and lived at Ripon, Wis., and them moved to Fairwater, where Miss Hildebrandt grew to womanhood and on April 12, 1888 she was united in marriage to George W. Evans. They lived at Brandon and then at Oshkosh and in 1901 they moved to Clark County.

There were six children born to them, four sons and two daughters. Mrs. Evans became sick about Christmas time but was seriously ill for only about two weeks. She died early Friday morning, March 18, 1932. Two of her sons died in infancy. Her husband died about nice years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure two sons Leonard and Arthur of Racine, two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Handke and Ruby Zittleman both of Neillsville; also five grandchildren -- two boy and three girls.

She was a member of the Royal Neighbors lodge, a fine friend and neighbor and a good mother.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at her home south of Neillsville and at the Schiller Funeral Home in Neillsville. Mrs. J. Scott, Mrs. Oscar Schoengarth and Mrs. Sydney Patey furnished the music. The pall bearers were Otto Miller, Robert Frantz, Mat Schaefer. John Hauser, Gustav Borde, and Gustav Steffen. The Congregational minister of Neillsville, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiated Interment was in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Those from away who attended the funeral were Arthur Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Evans of Racine; Mrs. Ira Slocomb and daughter Aileen, Miss Ethel Strosinski and Miss Marian Handke of Menomonie.



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