Augusta (1849 - 1931)
Surnames: WIERSIG HOFFMANN RUNZHEIMER MILLER PANNIES ZUENGLER PLANTZ NICKALAUS HILGER CUBLER THIEL DIGNETZ KRAUSE HAAS BOCK
----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/04/1931
Wiersig, Augusta (27 June 1849 - 30 May 1931)
Mrs. Augusta Wiersig passed on to the heavenly goal last Saturday evening at 10:15, old age being the cause of her departure. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Zion’s Lutheran church, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Old age is attributed as the cause of her death which occurred at the home of her daughter and son in law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Runzheimer, in the town of Hull. She had been confined to her bed for two months. The six sons of the deceased were pall bearers and Olga Runzheimer and Amanda, Ella and Evelyn Wiersig were flower girls.
Mrs. Augusta Wiersig, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller, was born in Germany June 27, 1849, thus reaching the age of eighty-one years, eleven months and three days. She came to the United States with her parents in 1852 and settled in Sheboygan county on October 11, 1868, and came to Colby in 1905 although they lived in Lansing, Minnesota for sixteen and one-half years and in Oklahoma for two years prior to coming to this locality.
The deceased is survived by six sons, one daughter, twenty-nine grand children and one great grand child. Her husband preceded her in death. The sons and daughters are Ed. F. Wiersig, Random Lake; J. H. Wiersig, Abbotsford; O. A. Wiersig, Watertown; Mrs. Henry Runzheimer, Colby; Ewald Wiersig, Colby; Walter Wiersig, Colby; Rudolf Wiersig, Colby.
The deceased had always been a good Christian and a faithful member of the Lutheran church. She always remembered the hospitable ways of the early pioneers, and, after a long, busy and useful life she died as she had lived - honored, trusted, and loved.
The out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Pannies, Mrs. John Zuengler and Mrs. Ernest Plantz, all of Random Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Nickalaus, Mr. Gust Hilger and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Culber, all of Plymouth; Mrs. Thiel and son of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dignetz, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krause and David Haas, all of Ardell; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Wiersig and Paul Wiersig of Beetovia; Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Wiersig, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pannies, Granton; Mrs. Amanda Bock, Sheboygan.
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