Caroline (1851 - 1939)
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Surnames: Lustig, Schlinsog, Baumann, Jaster
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 23 Feb. 1939
Lustig, Caroline (24 Nov. 1851 - 16 Feb. 1939)
Mrs. Caroline Lustig passed away at the county farm in the town of York at about midnight, Thursday, February 16, after three months’ illness. She was born Caroline Schlinsog, November 24, 1951, in Germany and was 87 years, 2 months and 22 days old at the time of her death which was caused primarily by old age.
Deceased came to America at the age of three years, settling at Cedarburg, Wis., in 1854, and three years later came to the town of Grant.
She was united in marriage with Ernest Fred Lustig of the town of Grant June 14, 1871, and to this union six children were born, three sons and three daughters, five of whom, with the husband preceded her in death. One son, Fred Lustig, of Minneapolis, survives.
Mr. and Mrs. Lustig became charter members of St. John’s Lutheran congregation of this city when that church was organized September 6, 1886. Mrs. Lustig’s name and photograph were given a place of honor in the congregation’s golden jubilee booklet of 1936, as a surviving member of St. John’s Lutheran Ladies Aid, becoming a member when it was first organized, October 30, 1887. For the past five years she was an honorar4y member, being active to that time.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 20, at 1:30 at the Jaster Funeral Home and at 2 o’clock at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rev. William B. Baumann officiating. Mrs. Baumann and Mrs. A. W. Jaster sang a duet "A Sleeping Jesus," and the old favorite German hymn "Let Me Be Thine Forever," was sung as a solo by Mrs. Baumann.
Interment was made in the Mapleworks cemetery of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Granton where her husband, buried 40 years ago, was the first person interred in that cemetery.
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