Obit: Schenk, Elise (1860 - 1941)
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Surnames: Schenk, Stampfli, Zerbel, Bixler
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 13 March 1941
Schenk, Elsie (25 Dec. 1860 - 2 March 1941)
Elsie Stampfli Schenk was born in Langenthal, Canton Berne, Switzerland; December 25, 1860. She came to the United States in 1890 and made her home in Green County, Wisconsin. Her marriage to Gottfried Schenk occurred at Monroe, Wis., February 28, 1893.
During the year 1897 the couple moved to Clark County, settling on a farm near Day Corners. From there they moved to Fairview where they operated a cheese factory for several years, after which they moved to a farm one mile north of Humbird where Mr. Schenk passed away May 10, 1915. Later Mrs. Schenk moved to Humbird where she made her home the remainder of her life.
While visiting at the home of her daughter Mrs. Paul Zerbel she fell and suffered injuries which resulted in her death at the Black River Falls hospital, Sunday, March 2, 1941. Her age was 80 years, two months and seven days.
Mrs. Schenk was a life-long member of the Reformed church, and was a member of the St. John Evangelical and Reformed church of Humbird for many years.
She is survived by one son, Max, and one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Frieda) Zerbel, both of near Humbird, six grandchildren and other relatives and friends. One son, John, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held from the Kretchmer Funeral home of Humbird Wednesday afternoon, March 5, at 1:45 p.m. and at the St. John Evangelical and Reformed church of Humbird at 2 p.m., Rev. W. M. Bixler officiating. Burial was made in the Humbird Cemetery.
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