Obit: Theis, Helena (1856 - 1918)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 12/21/1918

Theis, Helena (8 OCT 1856 - 11 DEC 1918)

Mrs. Helena Theis died at her home west of Humbird, Clark County, Wis., Dec. 11, 1918, after a brief illness of only five days of heart trouble, aged 62 years, 2 months and 2 days.

Helena Wenzel was born Oct. 8, 1856, in Utica, N.Y. At the age of ten years she came with the family to Wisconsin, residing in Trempealeau Co. near Arcadia. On Jan. 8, 1878, she was united in marriage to Mr. John Theis, at which time they took up their residence in this vicinity, and it has ever since been their home. During their wedded life nine children were born to them, of whom one son, Peter, died in 1909.

Mrs. Theis is survived by her husband, five daughters, Mrs. John Zingsheim of Elroy, Mrs. Nick Zook of Saskatchewan, Canada, Mrs. Frank Ray of La Crosse, Mary and Anna at home; and three sons, John of Minot, N.D., Nicholas of Lindsay, Mont., and Arnold at home. The children were all present at the funeral excepting Mrs. Nick Zook.

Mrs. Theis is survived also by ten grandchildren.

The funeral services were held at the Catholic Church at Fairview just Monday morning, Rev. Fr. Ellmauer officiating, and the burial was made in the cemetery at the church. A large congregations was present to pay the last tribute of respect to this esteemed lady.

Relatives from away, besides the members of the family, who were present at the funeral were Mrs. Edna Mayer and Miss Lulu Mayer, of Winona, and Mr. Nick Theis of Nashua, Minn.


1880 Mentor Township, Clark Co., WI Federal Census

Margaret Thies @62, b. Germany, Lives with Son, Parents b. Germany

Son: John @27, b. Germany, Farmer, Parents b. Germany

Wife: Lena @23, b. WI, Keeps House, Parents b. Prussia

Dau: Claria @1, b.WI



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