Bertha Marie (1863 - 1932)
Surnames: BENZMAN HOFFMANN BAUMGART STRATHMAN KADING BIELL LINDNER SCHMIDT KRAMER DAELLENBACH HOEFT DIERBERG STEINKE LYONS BREMER KALKOFEN KINGS WOEMPNER FETZLAFF DALLENBACH
----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 25 Feb 1932
Benzman, Bertha Marie (27 Oct. 1863 - 18 Feb. 1932)
Funeral services for Mrs. William Benzman, whose death was chronicled in the Phonograph last week, were held at the Zion Lutheran church in Colby Sunday afternoon, Rev. O. H. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the family lot at Dorchester, Wis. The pall bearers were F. Baumgart, W. Strathman, E. Kadig, J. Biell, F. Lindner and Mat Schmidt. The flower girls were Irene Kramer, Leona Daellenbach, Dorothy Hoeft, Aneta Daellenbach, Lorayne Daellenbach, Alice and Margaret Dallenbach.
Mrs. Benzman, whose maiden name was Bertha Marie Dierberg, was born October 27th, 1863, in Pommern, Germany, thus reaching the age of sixty-eight years, three months and twenty-two days. She was married in Germany to Herman Steinke November 14, 1884, and in 1896 they came to the United States with their family. After living in New Jersey for one year, they moved to Wisconsin and located at Dorchester where Mr. Steinke died in 1911. She was married to Mr. William Benzman in Dorchester on January 21, 1913. In 1919 they moved to Colby where they made their home ever since. Mrs. Benzman passed on to the distant shore on Thursday morning, February 18th, diabetes, of three weeks duration, being the cause of her death.
Besides her husband, she is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Emma Kramer, Dorchester; Mrs. Martha Daellenbach, Dorchester; W. Steinke, Curtiss; Mrs. Olga Hoeft, Abbotsford; Mrs. Hertha Lyons, Watersmeet, Michigan; Herman Steinke, Colby; Arthur Steinke, Colby; Anna Steinke, Chippewa Falls.
The out of town people here for the funeral were Alfred Kramer, of Pittsville; Edith, Emma and Edwin Bremer, Mr. and Mrs. Kalkofen and Mr. and Mrs. Kings, all of Summit Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lyons, Watersmeet, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Steinke and family, Curtiss; Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Kramer and family, Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Daellenbach and family, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Hoeft and family, Milan; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Benzman, Milan; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woempner and family, Abbotsford; Otto, Herman and Mrs. Fetzlaff, Dorchester, Wis.
Mrs. Benzman had always been a faithful member of the Lutheran church and was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need - both in acts of kindness and in words. The floral offerings surpassed in profusion which disclosed the esteem in *** Note: The rest of the article is cut off and not available at the time of transcription.
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