Obit: Gelhaus, Mary (1863 - 1901)

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----Source: DORCHESTER REPORTER (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 10/11/1901

Gelhaus, Mary (15 OCT 1863 - 3 OCT 1901)

Died, Mrs. Mary Gelhaus, at her home southeast of Dorchester, Clark Co., Wis., of Typhoid Pneumonia, at the age of 37 years, 11 months and 18 days. Mrs. Gelhaus was only ill about three weeks and her death was a sudden shock to the people in this vicinity.

Mrs. Mary Gelhaus nee Clause, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Clause, and was born in Germany on Oct. 15, 1863. When eight years old her parents emigrated to the United States, temporarily locating at New York and then at Milwaukee. Three years after coming to this country they moved to the town of Holeton and located on the farm where they now live. Here she received a common school education and in 1879 was united in marriage to Aug. Gelhaus. Their union was blessed by four children, two boys and two girls, all of whom are living.

The funeral services were held Saturday at the St. Louis Church, Rev. Aug. Birsner officiating. Besides a husband and four children to mourn her loss she leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Demmer, and Aunt, Mrs. Miller, of Colby.



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