Obit: Huntzicker, Mary E. (1846 - 1913)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 04/03/1913

Huntzicker, Mary E. (29 JAN 1846 - 21 MAR 1913)

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Huntzicker, who died March 21st, 1913 at the old homestead, two miles south of Greenwood, Clark County, Wis., was born in Prussia, Jan. 29, 1846. The same year she came with her parents to America, where they settled at once in Washington Co., Wis., whence they came to Clark County, Wis. in 1864. During that same year she was united in marriage to Mr. Henry Huntzicker, Dec. 18th.

Clark County was then a wilderness where the native Indian roamed and hunted and sang his war songs, at his pleasure; and where the wild beasts of the forest howled and contended for life and liberty and the fruits of happiness, "just as millions of God’s creatures are still doing on American soil."

Forty-nine years ago Mr. and Mrs. Huntzicker began the "battle of life" together on the beautiful farm where the husband and father died July 28th, 1903; and where the wife and mother died March 21st, 1913. Amidst these beautiful surroundings and in this home of peace and comfort and luxury, the fruits of hones industry and patient toil, there grew to manhood and womanhood four sons and one daughter. Four fine farms almost adjacent, are still held by the family, all of which are still living on parts of the old homestead, except Albia, who lives at Ivanhoe, Minn. This is one of the notable cases in Clark County where the old home was cultivated and improved until it remained a monument of industry and good taste, with other homes clustering around it, all showing how ell it is for sons and daughters to follow in the footsteps of their parents.

After the death of Mr. Huntzicker, there were ten years of lonely widowhood, two of which were years of deep affliction and patient suffering. During these long weeks and months, while battling against disease, and while "hoping against hope" in her burning desire to remain a few years longer with her family, who were always so loving, so patient and so true, the fond mother became more and more reconciled to the fact that her pilgrimage on earth was drawing to a close, and that it was well for her to heed the Savior’s call to follow dear departed ones to a better home.

Having had her early religious training in the Lutheran Church, the church of her father, in later years Mrs. Huntzicker did a living and faithful part for about twenty years as a member of the Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, where she usually attended services at Rutger’s Chapel.

Thus the hospitable home of the Huntzicker family came to be a sort of "Bond of Union" between the congregation of Greenwood and the equally efficient congregation of Rutger’s Chapel.

Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church of Greenwood March 24th, many dear friends coming from "near and far," to pay their tribute and respect and love for one who had for so long a time proved herself so worthy of love and confidence. The floral tributes from friends and relatives came from all directions and were indeed lovely tokens from loving hearts.

The fond mother of Mrs. Huntzicker is still alive at the age on ninety-six, but was not able to attend the funeral. Her son Albia C. was present from Ivanhoe, Minn.

Her grandson, Paul Huntzicker, came from Neillsville, Wis. (the rest of my copy was cut off)



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