Obit: Hollmann, Theresia (1847 - 1928)

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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 01/04/1929

Hollmann, Theresia (11 DEC 1847 - 29 DEC 1928)

Mrs. Joseph Hollmann, or Grandma Hollmann as all Dorchester, Clark County, Wis. People called her, passed away last Saturday afternoon at her home in the village at the good old age of 81 years, and 18 days.

She was laid at rest Wednesday morning, Jan. 2nd, from the St. Louis Catholic Church, Rev. Pitzenberger officiating, and J. Schmitt, J. E. Allar, Wm. Hennlich, August Sauter, A. P. Muller and Wm. Schumacher acting as pallbearers.

Theresia Lamer was born in Polkendorf, Austria, Dec. 11, 1847, and Oct. 22, 1867 was united in marriage to Joseph Hollmann at Hermanseifen, Austria. Three children were born to them in Austria, Maria (Mrs. Schwermer), Joseph, and Francis (Mrs. P. Bartnik). Joseph died at the age of 1 ½ years. March 17, 1882, they came to the United States, coming directly to Dorchester Country and purchased the farm 4 miles east where they made their home. Here their last child, Frank, was born and here they lived happily until old age began to creep in, at which time they turned the management of the farm over to the younger and stronger hands. Their son, Frank, took the farm and they moved into the village in 1913.

Mr. Hollmann died Feb. 22, 1927, and since then Mrs. Schwermer and daughter Eileen have been wit the mother much of the time and of course son Frank and family hardly missed a day without running into see how Grandma was.

A pleasant cheery old lady of that grand old pioneer stock that is so rapidly leaving us, and it makes us all very lonely when we think how quickly and silently they are slipping away and the places that once knew them, see them no more. Their work is done and a glorious work it was, and cheerfully they did it and have moved on to their reward.

And so with Grandma Hollmann, no more will she go with the slow faltering steps of old age, all that is past and new life has begun.

Her daughter, Mrs. Schwermer and son, Frank, were with her when she passed away. Mrs. Bartnik, who lives in Oregon, was unable to be here at all. Besides her three children, she leaves 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

May God comfort us as only He can, is the sincere wish of all the many friends of the bereaved ones.

Those from away fro the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lamer and son Herman of Crystal lake, and Mrs. H. Neumeister of Colby.



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