Obit: Ackerman, Mrs. Charles (1834 - 1919)



----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 04/03/1919

Ackerman, Mrs. Charles (13 OCT 1834 - 25 MAR 1919)

Mrs. Charles A. Ackerman, one of the oldest residents of this locality, died at her home in North Pine Valley, Clark County, Wis., March 25, 1919. She was born at West Bloomfield, N.J., Oct 13, 1834; came to Dodge Co., Wis. with her parents in 1849, and was married to Charles Ackerman Jan. 1, 1857. They moved to Neillsville Nov. 1, 1864 and the following spring moved on their farm in Pine Valley, which has been their home ever since. To them were born five children: Cecil, Isabel, Edith, Frederick and Cora. She is survived by her husband and three children: Mr. Cecil Ackerman, of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Henry Garvin, of Cathay, N.D. and Mr. Fred Ackerman, who lives on the home farm. She leaves also twelve grandchildren; four brothers and five sisters reside in Pierce Co., Wis. and one brother in Washington.

Mrs. Ackerman was a woman who filled well her place in life. Her industry and economy, her knowledge of home work and how to care for her family where the necessities of life were largely produced at home, and at a time when luxuries could not be bought al all, fitted here to pioneer life. There in the wilderness, she and her husband and children opened a farm, and built them a home surrounded by orchard tree, gardens and flowers. It was a real home in all its surroundings, and within the home Mrs. Ackerman shed the influence of her Christian character. She was a member of the Congregational Church, also of the Rebekah Lodge. In later years, age and feeble health prevented her taking active part in social life, but her influence will long be felt among those who knew her best.

The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the Congregational Church, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. Among those from a distance present were two sisters from Spring Valley, Wis.; Mrs. John Hamilton and Mrs. Sylvester Cook.

The members of the family wish to extend their thanks to those who gave them help and sympathy in their bereavement.



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