Obit: Hoffman, Martha (1858 - 1914)

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----Source: Misc. Items from the Medford Star News, Taylor County Wisconsin

First News Item:

Today, Friday, July 3, 1914, Mrs. Jacob C. Hoffman is seriously ill with pneumonia. At her bedside are her two daughters, Mrs. J. Miller of Gilman and Mrs. Olsen, of Unity along with her son, Walter, from Colby

Follow-on article: Mrs. Hoffman passed away in the morning of Friday, July 10, 1914. The funeral will probably be held next Monday afternoon.

Martha Hoffman, of Browning, Wisconsin died last Friday, following a short illness. The Sunday before, she was taken ill with pneumonia. By Wednesday seemed to be recovering nicely, but her heart action was not able to handle the strain.

The former Martha Edgerly was born at South Byron, Fond Du Lac County, Wis. December 6, 1858. She moved to Meford, Wisconsin in 1878 and married Jacob Hoffman June 1, 1879. They made their home on East Fourth Street until about 13 years ago when they moved to Browning.

Her husband and two sons, Frank and Walter of Colby, and two daughters Mrs. J. Miller, of Gilman, and Mrs. Ole Olson, of Unity, are left to cherish the memory of this good woman. Her two sisters, Mrs. Kinsler, of Washburn, and Mrs. Ribble of St. Paul are also left to grieve her demise. Attending the funeral from away were: her son and daughters were; John Hoffman, and wife and Miss Allman, of Marshfield, Mrs. Hoehne, Berlin, Fred, George and Will Hoffman, of Sheboygan. Mrs. Bergquist, of Barsdale, and Mr. And Mrs. Chas. Allman of Colby, Clark Co., Wisconsin.

Rev. J. G. Sibson, Preaching a sermon full of hope and comfort to the family at the funeral which was held Monday from the M.E. Church. A large number of neighbors gathered to pay the last tribute of respect.



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