Bertha (1879 - 1905)
Surnames: WILKENING TRADER BUTH
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/03/1905
Wilkening, Bertha (25 AUG 1879 - 31 JUL 1905)
Died, at the home of her cousin, F.A. Buth in the town of Hull, Marathon Co., Wis., at 4:30 Monday morning, July 31st, 1905, of consumption, Bertha, beloved wife of Henry F. Wilkening, in the 26th year of her age.
Bertha Trader was born at Dousman, Waukesha Co., Wis., Aug. 25th, 1879, and was married to Henry F. Wilkening at Milwaukee in July, 1898. In the spring of 1900 they came to Colby and settled on a farm in the town of Colby, Clark Co., where they made their home until the fall of 1903, when they removed to San Antonio, Texas for her health. They returned to their farm here about seven weeks ago.
Last Sunday they attended the mission festival in Miller’s Grove, and from there drove out to Fred Buth’s. In the evening she was taken suddenly ill and at 4:30 a.m. breathed her last. She leaves besides her husband and two daughters, Hazel and Ruth, her parents, one sister and four brothers at Dousman, to mourn her early death.
The funeral was held at the residence, Tuesday, Rev. Witschanke officiating, and the remains were taken to Dousman on the midnight train for interment, accompanied by her husband, daughters and Mrs. F.A. Hess.
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