Obit: Burmeister, Maggie (1875 - 1911)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/14/1911

Burmeister, Maggie (2 AUG 1875 - 9 DEC 1911)

Mrs. William Burmeister died very suddenly at her home in the East ward, at about 11 o’clock Saturday night, Dec. 9th, 1911, of heart failure, aged 36 years, 4 months and 7 days.

Maggie Philippi was born in the town of Woodville, Calumet Co., Wis., Aug. 2nd, 1875, and came to Colby when but a small child, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Philippi, who settled on a farm in the town of Colby, Clark Co. She was united in marriage to William Burmeister, Aug. 20th, 1903, who with two children, Anita and Cecil, mourn the death of a kind and loving wife and mother. She was apparently in her usual health all day and during the evening. She made no complaint of felling bad when she went to her room to retire, but soon after, her mother, who was staying with her, heard an unusual noise in her room and opening the door found her lying on the floor. Assistance was immediately summoned and her lifeless body place on the bed. The doctor pronounce it heart failure. It was indeed a san homecoming for the husband, who is a member of a Soo Line Bridge crew, and was on his way home, arriving on the early morning limited.

Besides her husband and two little children, she is survived by her parents, four brothers and three sisters, Peter of Dale; Mrs. Frank Chase of Colby; Nick of Neillsville; Katie of Colby; Mike M. of Marshfield; Laura of Colby, and John M. of Lake Villa, Ill., all of whom were present at the funeral.

The funeral was held from St. Mary’s Church, Wednesday morning, at 10 o’clock, Rev. H.J. Artmann officiating.

The following relatives from out of town were present to attend the funeral: Wm. Burmeister Sr. of Black Creek; Mrs. Bertha Johnson of Boyd; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Burmeister of Rib Lake; Math Maurer Sr. ; Mrs. Nick Dohr, Miss Mary Philippi of Appleton; Nick Maurer of Sherwood; Mrs. Mary Stauss, Mrs. Henry Oestreich, Mrs. Wm. Baer, Mrs. Peter Baer, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Baer Sr., of Marshfield. The out of town friends present were: Mrs. Anton Sommer of Dale; Mrs. Frank Krause, Mrs. F. Douphner of Withee, and Mrs. Louis Walsdorf of Thorp.



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