Obit: Moths, Caroline (1856 - 1933)

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Surnames: Moths, Wischuelke, Breseman, Bennett, Elmhurst, Capella, Sternitzky, Gotter, Chubb, Spaeth, Schroeder, Rissie, Zank

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 16 March 1933

Moths, Caroline (26 March 1856 - 8 March 1933)

Mrs. Caroline Moths died Wednesday evening, March 8th, 1933. Her death was due to heart trouble. She had been in ill health for over a year. The last two weeks she was confined to her bed. Mrs. Moths, whose maiden name was Caroline Wischuelke, was born in Germany, March 26, 1856 and came to America with her parents, when 11 years of age. She was married to Chas. Moths Dec. 26, 1880 and settled on the farm in Lynn where she resided until her death. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1930. Mr. Moths passed away Dec. 12th, 1931. She went through all the hardships of early pioneer life and when her son-in-law died she took her daughter and 5 small children to lived with them on the farm. She was a true and faithful mother and was always helpful and faced her duties without complaint.

She is survived by one daughter and five great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Martin Breseman and Mrs. Theodore Breseman and two brothers, William Wischuelke and Reinhold Wischuelke, beside other relatives. The funeral services for Mrs. Moths were conducted by Rev. Wendell Bennett of Lindsey at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home and at 2 p.m. at the Schiller funeral home at Neillsville. Burial in the Lynn Cemetery beside her husband.

Pall bearers were Louis Elmhurst, Harold Capella, Leo Sternitzky, Arnold Gotter, Clarence Chubb, and Arthur Chubb. Those from away who were here to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. August Spaeth, Rms. Henry Schroeder, and Miss Viola Gotter of Milwaukee, Albert Moths and daughters Nelda and Florence, Miss Mabel Rissie of Random Lake and Mr. and Mrs. George Zank of Augusta.



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