Stephen (1852 - 1937)
Surnames: MAIS HOFFMANN SCHLIMM GUTENBERGER KRAUS SCHMIDT MANDEL SCHWANTES REEVES SCHWIERSKE HARRY WELSCH FROME BALDWIN EISOLD DICKE BUCHHOLZ COLLINS LEADERS
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/21/1937
Mais, Stephen (30 Apr. 1852 - 16 Jan. 1937)
Stephen Mais died at the home of his son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Welsch, Saturday morning at seven o’clock at the age of eighty-four years, pneumonia and complications being the cause of his departure to the distant shore. Funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Catholic cemetery at Colby. Pall bearers were John Schlimm, Albert Gutenberger, C. Joe Kraus, William Schmidt, Ernst Mandel and William Schwantes. Mrs. Henry Reeves and Mrs. Fred Schwierske were in charge of the flowers.
The deceased was born in Johnsonville, Sheboygan county, Wis., on April 30th, 1852, thus reaching the age of eighty-four years, eight months and sixteen days. He was married to Miss Margaret Harry at Two Rivers, Wis., September 7, 1873, where they lived until 1884 when they settled on a tract of wild land west of Unity. By hard and diligent work, this was cleared and a splendid farm was built. In 1913, he built a new home in Colby where he lived until the death of Mrs. Mais last May. After her death he lived with Mr. and Mrs. Welsch. He was a butcher by trade in Two Rivers for about eight years before he moved to Unity.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Welsch of Colby and Mrs. Charles Frome of Manitowoc, and a son, Paul of Unity. Another son, John, died two years ago. Three sisters also survive - Mrs. Louisa Baldwin of Sheboygan, Mrs. Lena Eisold of Sheboygan and Mrs. Kate Dicke of Kohler, Wis., thirteen grand children and eight great grand children.
Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frome of Manitowoc, Mrs. Leone Buchholz of Milwaukee, Mrs. Henry Harry of Milwaukee, Mr. Maurice Mais of Ispeming, Mich., Mrs. John Collins of Chicago, and Mrs. Andrew Leaders of Abbotsford, Wis.
The deceased was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran church, a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father. Like all early pioneers, he was a man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the early settlers. But now another name is stricken from the ever lessening roll of our pioneers. However, his life work was done and well done.
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