Josephine (1861 - 1932) #2
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Surnames: Koser, Engsberg, Brown, Zimmerman, Drescher, Lindow, Happe, Montag, Hogenson, Haslow, Rusch, Reichert
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 8 Sept. 1932
Koser, Josephine (8 Feb. 1861 - 30 Aug. 1932)
Josephine Engsberg was born in the town of Waterloo, Wis., on Feb. 8, 1861, and departed this life on Tuesday, Aug. 30. 1932, at the age of 71 years, 6 mos., 22 days.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Moravian church at Lake Mills, Wis., and has remained faithful to her Lord through life, living a fine Christian life, and reasserting her consecration to her God by receiving Holy Communion not long before her demise.
She was married to Herman Koser on Sept. 20, 1888, and for about two years they resided at Fort Atkinson, Wis.; later moving to Waterloo on a farm and during the year 1900 they removed to the farm at Chili, living there for 14 years, and then moving to their late home in the village of Chili, Wis.
One daughter was born to them on Nov. 1, 1889, but died at the age of 14 days.
Mrs. Koser was a member of the Royal Neighbor Camp in Chili, having joined as a charter member Aug. 25, 1909, and remained faithful as a member, holding the office of marshal, until the past year when her health failed, preventing her attendance.
She was a faithful companion through her married life and though for months she has been bed-ridden, her friends always found in her a most friendly neighbor, ready with smiles when they came to her home.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her sorrowing companion, one sister, Mrs. Brown of Lake Mills, and a brother, Dr. William Engsberg, also of Lake Mills, Wis., and a community of loving friends.
A funeral service was conducted from the late home, and the Immanuel Evangelical church in Chili, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. G. W. Zimmerman, pastor of the church, officiating. A quartette composed of Mrs. Otto Drescher, Mrs. Chas. Lindow, Arthur Happe, and Wm. G. Lindow sang, with Miss Iva Zimmerman accompanying.
The pall bears were Herman Montag, Anton Hogenson, George Lindow, E. C. Haslow, Otto Rusch, and L. A. Reichert.
The funeral party left for Lake Mills Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 21, where interment was made on Thursday, Sept. 1, in the local cemetery.
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