Obit: Behrens, Henry (1846 - 1932)

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----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 1 Dec 1932

Behrens, Henry (5 Oct. 1846 - 27 Nov. 1932)

Henry Behrens, father of Herman Behrens, and a former Colbyite, in fact, one of our early pioneers, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Meiers, at Neenah, on Sunday evening, November 27th, arterio sclerosis being the cause of his departure to the Great Beyond. Funeral services were held at the Colby M. E. church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. S. E. Bushendorf officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery.

Henry Behrens was born October 5, 1846, in Germany and came to the United States at the age of twenty-seven years. He was married at Scranton, Penn., April 2, 1875, to Miss Wilhelmine Gideon, who died Feb. 13, 1925. He is survived by three daughters, two sons, twenty-three grand children and six great grand children. F. W. Lulloff, funeral director, autoed to Neenah Monday after the body.



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