Obit: Thorn, Mathias (1854 - 1937)

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Surnames: Thorn, Weber, Reding, Mueller, Feigler, Duellmann, Glass, Piel, Bauers, Brill, Riefenberg

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/19/1937

Thorn, Mathias (26 Oct. 1854 - 11 Aug. 1937)

Funeral services for Mathias Thorn, whose death was chronicled last week, were held at St. Lawrence Saturday where internment was also made. Nephews acted as pall bearers and were Peter Thorn, Bernard Thorn, Mike Weber, Philip Reding, Peter Mueller and Joe Feigler.

The deceased was born in Germany Oct. 26, 1854, thus reaching the age of eighty-three years, ten months and fifteen days. He died as the result of a stroke Wednesday, Aug. 11th, after being ill ten days. He came to the United States in 1863, coming directly to Wisconsin. He was married to Catherine Redig at St. Lawrence January 14, 1878. They moved onto a farm in this vicinity in 1913 where they lived until they moved to the city of Colby. Mrs. Thorn died in 1927, shortly after they left Colby.

Surviving children are Mrs. Henry Duellmann of Abbotsford, Mrs. Herman Glass of Milwaukee, Mrs. Wm. Piel of West Allis, Mathias Thorn of Winona, Minn., Mrs. Henry Bauers of Fountain City, Wis., Mrs. John Brill of Colby, Mrs. Ray Riefenberg of Milwaukee. Also one brother, Nick Thorn, of Harford, Wis. Five children preceded him in death - Philip, John, Peter, Frank and Delores.

The deceased was a good Christian, honest in all his dealings and an industrious worker. He filled the various relations in life as son, husband, father, brother and friend and filled them well.

Those from here who attended the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. John Brill of Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Duellmann of Abbotsford and Mrs. Rose Thorn and daughters, Florence and Clara, of Colby.



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