Obit: Elmer, Fredricka (1867 - 1956)

Contact:  Kipp Kippenhan

----Source: Thursday, November 1, 1956 edition of the Clark County Press

Obit. for Fredricka (nee Knuppel) Elmer

Surnames: Brunn, Elmer, Finkle, Foll, Gesme, Hall, Kasum, Knuppel

Final Rites Held for Mrs. Elmer

Funeral services for Mrs. E. A. Elmer, 89, of Greenwood were held Friday afternoon at the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church in Greenwood. Elder Lloyd F. Foll of Arpin Seventh Day Adventist church, officiated. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery. Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Don Hall, George Finkle, Thomas Elmer, and Stuart Finkle. Songs were sung by her grandchildren, Walter, Jr., Deloris and Shirley Elmer, accompanied by Mrs. L. Foll on the organ.

Mrs. Elmer, nee Fredricka Knuppel, was born in Germany September 28, 1867. She was 12 years old when she came with her parents to this country, residing at Reeseville.

She married Ernest Elmer at Watertown September 21, 1888. In 1902 they came to this area, purchasing a farm four miles northeast of here.

Their son, Ernest, took over the farm after they retired in 1938, when they moved to Greenwood.

Since her husband's death August 29, 1947, Mrs. Elmer had been making her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Finkle. She died Tuesday afternoon, October 23.

She is survived by 10 children -- Walter and Mrs. Dorothy Brunn of Milwaukee; Ervin of Chicago; Mrs. (Ellen) Finkle and Ernest of Greenwood; George of Sunnyvale, Calif.; Mrs. Olive Kasum of San Jose, Calif.; Mrs. Emory (Viola) Gesme of Madison; Fred of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Mrs. Albert (Pearl) Hall of Greendale; also a brother Charles Knuppel of Reeseville; 32 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren. All her children were present for the funeral with the exception of Fred.



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