Obit: Martens, Mary (1870 - 1925)
Surnames: MARTENS SCHROEDER GUMZ DOMBROVE HOFFMAN SCHULTZ
----Source: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 04/24/1925
Martens, Mary (29 JUL 1870 - 10 APR 1925)
Mrs. Henry Martens died at St. Joseph's Hospital at Chippewa Falls, Friday, April 10th, 1925. She was taken there for treatment as she suffered with anemia, but of no avail; death called and she responded. The body was brought here and services held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. V. M. Kieper officiating, and she was laid to rest in the cemetery south of town.
Mary Schroeder was born in Germany July 29, 1870 and was fifty-four years, six months and eleven days at time of death.
At the age of three years she, with her parents, came to this country where she grew to womanhood. She married Henry Martens and they lived on their farm one mile from town (Dorchester, Clark County, Wis.) for a number of years, when they bought the hotel that stood where the Block Hotel now is and which they later sold to Mr. Ludwig. They then moved to Marshfield and later purchased the Allar farm three miles west and one-half mile south of Abbotsford, where they have since resided. This was about six years ago.
Four children were born to them, three daughters, Alice, who died in infancy, Maud (Mrs. Frank Gumz), Goldie (Mrs. Rudolph Dombrove), and one son, Ervin, who is at home.
Besides her husband and three children, she leaves six grandchildren, two brothers, Oscar Schroeder or Dorchester, Oscar Schroeder of Wausau; two sisters, Mrs. Reinhold Hoffman of Dorchester, and Mrs. S. Schultz of Wausau, are left to mourn her loss.
The mother's hands are folded and no more will they do the hundreds of little kindnesses they did day by day and the mother's voice is stilled, no more will she speak words of love and loving council to those about her, but those she loved may be comforted in the thought that for her sorrow and suffering are over.
May the God of Love pour out his blessing on those that mourn.
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