Obit: Meyer, Sophia Emma (1888 - 1941)
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Surnames: Meyer, Baumann, Stelloh, Brandt, Thoma, Zingsheim, Mueller, Habermehl, Jaster

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 16 Oct. 1941

Meyer, Sophia Emma (17 March 1888 - 10 Oct. 1941

Funeral rites for Mrs. William Meyer, Pine Valley, were held Monday from the Jaster Funeral home and from St. John’s Lutheran church, Rev. William A. Baumann officiating. Interment took place in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Mrs. Meyer was born Sophia Emma Stelloh, March 17, 1888, the daughter of William and Sophia Stelloh, in Milwaukee. She grew to womanhood in that city, being employed there until her marriage on April 26, 1924, to William Meyer of Pine Valley, the ceremony being performed by the late Rev. H. Brandt, Neillsville, Wis. They made their home on the groom’s farm.

Mrs. Meyer was taken to Eau Claire on the 30th day of July, where she underwent a serious operation on the fourth day of August. She returned home twenty days later, still very ill, and about a month later, on September 27, she was brought to Neillsville hospital, where she passed away October 10, at 8:30 a.m., at the age of 53 years, 6 months and 23 days.

Coming into the Meyer home 17 years ago, Mrs. Meyer filled the role of a wife and step-mother in a truly admirable way, the two children of Mr. Meyer’s first marriage respecting her as their own mother.

She is survived by the grief-stricken husband, the son, August, at home, and the daughter, (Hilde) Mrs. John Thoma, of Globe; four grandchildren, and also by her aged mother, Mrs. William Stelloh, three sisters, Mrs. Werner Zingsheim, Mrs. Hugo Mueller and Mrs. Hans Habermehl, and four brothers, William, Charles, Conrad and Frank, all of Milwaukee.

"Rock of Ages" were sung by Mrs. A. W. Jaster and Mrs. William A. Baumann at the church service.



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