Obit: Hennlich, Matilda (1842 - 1928)

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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 01/20/1928

Hennlich, Matilda (26 JAN 1842 - 14 JAN 1928)

Mrs. Matilda Hennlich, nee Mauersperger, for many years a resident of Dorchester, Clark County, Wis., died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otto Seidler, at Milwaukee, last Saturday, Jan. 14th, 1928, from a complication of pneumonia and old age, following a brief illness of nine days.

The remains were shipped to Dorchester where funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the St. Peter Lutheran Church, Rev. J. Brandt preaching the funeral sermon and interment was made in the Lutheran Cemetery. Joseph Konecny, Martin Papesch, Fred Meier, Rudolph Umlauft, Adolph Kalepp and Max Haufe were the pallbearers. The funeral was under the direction and care of Undertaker E. J. Fuchsgruber.

Matilda Mauersperger was born in Geiereorf, Saxony, Germany, on Jan. 26, 1842, of noble parentage and their coat of arms was in use for many years, when finally the prefix Von was dropped. Here she grew to womanhood, receiving educational advantages given only to members of the nobility and on May 2, 1865, she was united in marriage to Joseph Hennlich at his home town of Komstale, Bohemia. To this union eight children were born, three of which are deceased, leaving two sons, William of Dorchester, and Joseph of Oregon, and three daughters, Mrs. Katie Fielsinge, Mrs. Martha Seidler and Mrs. Ida Eggert, all of Milwaukee, who survive her.

In the nineties a longing to make the United States their future home came over the family and in 1893 William pioneered the route to Dorchester, followed by Martha the next years. Mr. and Mrs. Hennlich and daughter, Ida, landed in Dorchester on July 18, 1896, and the next year Joe Jr. and Miss Anna Rueckel, now Mrs. Wm. Hennlich, came.

After the death of Mr. Hennlich on June 12, 1912, Mrs. Hennlich kept house for her son, Joe, who was operating a farm here, until 1921 when she went to Milwaukee and has since lived with her daughter, with the exception of three years spent at the home of her son, William.

She was a kind and loving mother, a loyal neighbor and her worthy deeds will remain in the minds of many for many years.

Besides her children and the children of William, a large number of former neighbors and friends were present at the services including Frank Storch, Vincent Jakel, and Herman Krammeler of Stetsonville.



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