Obit: Hermann, Louise (1852 - 1927)
Surnames: HERMANN HECKER ZILLMANN SCHMIDT
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 07/14/927
Herrmann, Louise (25 JAN 1852 - 30 JUL 1927)
Mrs. Louise Hecker Hermann, one of the earliest pioneers, coming here forty-eight years ago, died of bronchial pneumonia and old age Saturday, July 30, 1927, at the age of 75 years, 6 months and five days. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the St. John's Evangelical Church, Rev. R. C. Schwarze of Colby and Rev. Rizer of Medford officiating. Interment was made in the Colby Cemetery.
The deceased was born Jan. 25, 1852, at Grossnenhausen, Saxon Wernig, Germany. At the age of eighteen, she came to the United States and joined her brothers at Plymouth, Wis. Here she was married to Gustav Hermann on July 4, 1873. She came to the town of Colby, Clark County, Wis., forty-eight years ago, when this country was still a vast wilderness, and helped her husband build a fine farm. Her husband preceded her in death seven years ago. This union was blessed with eight children, three of which died in infancy. Those living are: William of Curtiss; Alfred and Oscar, Colby; and Mrs. Charles Schmidt, Milan. Eighteen grandchildren and one brother, Carl Hecker of Plymouth, Wis., besides other relatives, also mourn her departure to the distant shore. Grandchildren were flower girls and pall bearers.
Those here from out of town for the funeral were: Carl Hecker and sons, William, Oscar and Ed, and granddaughter, Bernice, of Plymouth; Mr. H. Goodale, Milwaukee; Charles Elehlip, Phillips; Mr. Patender, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Patender and children, Eau Claire; Mrs. Olin, Eau Claire; Mrs. Klitsch, Oshkosh; Mrs. O. A. Young and Mrs. Wm. Johnson, Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Smith and Albert Leichtnam, Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Horn, Greenwood; Walter Ebert, Alma Center; Donald Zillman, Milwaukee.
The deceased, like all of our early pioneers, was of excellent habits and fine moral character and always remembered the hospitable ways of the early settlers. The stranger, even though a beggar, never failed to find food and shelter if he sought it at her hands. She also was a charter member of the St. John's Ladies Aid.
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