Obit: Martens, Henry (1867 - 1926)

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----Source: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 01/07/1926

Martens, Henry (22 AUG 1867 - 2 JAN 1926)

Mr. Henry Martens died at his home three miles west of Abbotsford, Jan. 2nd, 1926, at about midnight, his wife having preceded him in death about nine months ago, or on April 10th, 1925.

The funeral was conducted from the St. Peter's Lutheran Church Wednesday, Jan. 6th, Rev. V. M. Keiper officiating and he was laid at rest in the Dorchester Cemetery.

Henry Martens was born in Germany, Aug. 22nd, 1867. When he was six years old, he with his parents and the other members of the family, came to Manitowoc Co., Wis., where he lived for fourteen years and in 1892 he came to Dorchester country and on Oct. 7, 1892 he was united in marriage to Mary Schrader. Four children were born to them, one, a daughter, dying when 11 months old, and three children, two daughters and one son surviving. They are Mrs. Frank Gumz, Mrs. Rudolph Dombrove and Irvin Martens.

They lived here eighteen years then moved to Marshfield and after living there seven years purchased the farm where he died, from J. A. Allar.

He was baptized in the Lutheran faith and later renewed his vows by the act of confirmations and remained true to his early vows until death. Knowing that death was near his pastor was sent for and administered the Sacrament of Lord's Supper and after showing faith and trust in his Godd slipped away into the beyond.

A kind father, a good neighbor and friend, and an industrious citizen has gone never to return and that seemingly in the prime of life, 55 years, 1 month and 10 days, but God's ways are always best and when the summons comes we must all go.

Besides his children, Mr. Martens leaves to mourn his loss, a sister and one brother, Mr. Fred Martens of this village.

The sorrowing ones have the sincere sympathy of a host of friends, who join us in offering condolence.



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