Alice (1866 - 1937)
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Surnames: Ziemendorf, Messing, Schrieber, Neuman, Klebenan, Zielsdorf, Wittekamp, Stuebs, Sparks, Clement, Rogers, Klebenan, Stuebs, Kiffner
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 11 Feb. 1937
Ziemendorf, Alice (19 Dec. 1866 - 31 Jan. 1937)
Mrs. Ed Ziemendorf, a pioneer resident of Sherwood, passed away at her home at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Jan. 31 after being seriously ill for a week.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock in the Sherwood community church and burial was made in the Sherwood Cemetery.
Alice Messing was born at Almond, Dec. 19, 1866, and was united in marriage to Ed. Ziemendorf on Nov. 27, 1884. Four years later they moved to this community; settling on wild land, which by hard labor was developed into a farm, which was their home for thirty years. Fifteen years ago they started the store, where they have since resided.
A family reunion was held on Thanksgiving day, 1934, when they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Ziemendorf will always be remembered as a very kind wife and mother and was a devout member of the Community church.
She is survived by her husband and nine children: Mrs. Viola Schrieber, Fall River; Mrs. Grace Neuman, Cary; Mrs. Lillian Klebenan, Appleton; Mrs. Ada Zielsdorf, Doylestown; Mrs. Ruby Wittekamp, Ladysmith; Mrs. Lucile Stuebs; Lindsey; Oscar, Wausau; Dewey, La Valle; Art at home. Three sisters also survive: Mrs. Julia Sparks, Mt. Hood, Wash.; Mrs. Augusta Clement, Sidney, Mont.; and Mrs. Orville Rogers, Stevens Point.
Those from away to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Neuman and family, Cary; Mrs. Viola Schrieber, Norman and Irene, Fall River; Mr. and Mrs. William Wittekamp and son, Donald; Ladysmith; Mr. and Mrs. Klebenan, Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Zielsdorf and baby, Doylestown; Mr. and Mrs. Stuebs, Lindsey; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ziemendorf; Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Ziemendorf, La Valle; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Kiffner, Waupaca; Mrs. Fred Ziemendorf and two daughters, Neillsville, and Mrs. Eliza Messing, Lindsey.
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