Obit: Sterns, Charlotte (1832 - 1919)



----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 12/18/1919

Sterns, Charlotte (26 DEC 1832 - 12 DEC 1919)

Mrs. Charlotte Sterns, one of the oldest settlers of Clark County, Wis., died at the home of her son, Henry in Duluth, Dec. 12, 1919. She was born in Sweden, Dec. 26, 1832, and was therefore 87 years of age at her death. Her maiden name was Charlotte Walters. She was married to G. Sterns in Sweden and came to America in 1854, and lived for a time at Wilmington, Ill. Later they moved to La Crosse, and in 1853 they came to Clark County and settled at Weston Rapids, where they lived till 1868, when they moved to Neillsville, which was her home until the summer of 1918, when she went to Duluth to live with her son. Mr. Sterns died in 1886. For years Mrs. Sterns kept boarders supporting herself and younger children. In her home, Through her wok and thoughtfulness, a group of young people found a comfortable boarding place, with all the surroundings of a real home. It was the writer's good fortune to be a member of that group for four years, and learned to look upon Mrs. Sterns almost as a mother. She was a woman who had known great sorrows. In 1892 her youngest son, Clarence, a young man of great promise died, and a year later her only daughter, Stella, a beautiful young lady, died.

For more than a quarter of a century she has lived on, almost alone with her sorrows and her memories.

She leaves two sons, Henry and Oscar, and a granddaughter, Ruby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sterns, a young lady.

Funeral services were held in Duluth and a brief service at the grave by Rev. G. W. Longenecker, the remains being brought here Monday for burial.



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