Obit: Kunkel, Alwine #2 (1873 - 1940)
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Surnames: Kunkel, Sell, North, Kunz, Schumann, Klauer, Kalsow, Schlinkert, Klueckman, Dahlke, Nickolai, Hinkleman

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 2 Jan. 1941

Kunkel, Alwine (11 Sept. 1873 - 27 Dec. 1940)

Mrs. Herman Kunkel (nee Alwine Sell) passed away at her home in Seif Township Friday, December 27, after an illness of several years duration. She was 57 years, three months and 16 days of age.

Mrs. Kunkel was born in Germany September 11, 1873, to Mr. and Mrs. August Sell. She was married in her native country on April 6, 1896, to Herman Kunkel. In 1909 the couple, their three children and Mrs. Kunkelís mother, came to America and settled in the village of Neshkoro, Wis. Six year later they purchased a farm in the town of Seif where they had since make their home.

Surviving are the husband and two children, Otto, at the home farm, and Emma, Mrs. William North, Milwaukee, (the latter having spent much of the past summer and fall assisting in the care of her mother), and one grandchild, Grete Kunkel. A son, William, died in 1916, at the age of 14. She is survived also by two brothers and a sister, who reside in Germany, and a nephew, Emil Kunz, Milwaukee.

Mrs. Kunkel had been a member of the Globe Lutheran Church since she came to that community. Her work in that organization as well as her services to the community as a whole was a generously extended as were her contribution to the home and family.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 29, at the home and later from the Globe Church, the Rev. Adolph Schumann officiating. Interment took place in the Globe Cemetery. The pallbearers were chosen from among the neighbors and friends of the family and included: Hugo and Paul Klauer, Lebrecht and William Kalsow, Robert Schlinkert and Edkin (Edwin) Klueckman.

In attendance at the rites from distance places were: Mr. and Mrs. William North, and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kunz, Milwaukee; Theodore Dahlke and William Nickolai, Neshkoro; Albert Nickolai, Wautoma, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hinkleman and sons, Loyal.

 

 


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