Obit: Brown, Maria Louise (1851 - 1935)

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Surnames: Brown, Simons, Longenecker, Wiesjahn, Harper, Bohnsack, Schaefer, Timerson, Young, Scott

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 15 Aug 1935

Brown, Maria Louise (3 July 1851 - 9 Aug. 1935)

Mrs. Maria L. Brown an old resident of Christie died Aug. 9 at the Neillsville hospital, where he had been cared for since July 22, when she fell and fractured her hip joint and sustained other injures.

Maria Louise Simons was born at Brothertown, Brown County, Wis., July 3, 1851. She was a descendant of one of the Six Nations a federation of six Indian tribes of Central New York, some of whom were allotted a reservation in Brown County, Wis. Her father, James Simons, was born in New York and came with his people to the Wisconsin reservation when a small child. He became a prominent man serving as Justice of the Peace for many years and was highly respected. Mrs. Brown grew to womanhood at Brothertown and was married to Sidney Brown, May 25, 1896. They came to Mr. Brown’s farm near Christie soon after and remained residents of that community. Mr. Brown died a number of years ago. Mrs. Brown leaves no children of her own. There are two sons and two daughters of Mr. Brown’s first marriage.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 11, at Lowe’s Funeral Home, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. Burial took place in Christie Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Ferd Wiesjahn, Geo. Harper, Julius Bohnsack, Matt Schaefer, Dan Timerson, and Irving Young. Jess Scott sang several selections, his wife accompanying on the piano.

Mrs. Brown was a woman of many fine qualities and was well liked in the Christie community. For the past four years a neighbor, Mrs. Harper helped to care for her.



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