Obit: Reil, Wilhelmine (1865 - 1937)

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Surnames: Reil, Justman, Schmeichen, Wiedenhoeft, Schueller, Gosse, Singstock, Archambo, Bremer

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/16/1937

Reil, Wilhelmine (28 Oct. 1865 - 8 Sept. 1937)

Funeral services for Mrs. Wilhelmine Reil, who died in Milwaukee Wednesday, September 8th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Phillip Justman, after an illness of four days with a bowel obstruction, were held Saturday afternoon at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church in Colby, Rev. S. Schmiechen officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Albert Wiedenhoeft, August Schuller, William Gosse, Herman Singstock, Xavier Archambo and Chris. Bremer.

The deceased was born in Germany October 28th, 1865, thus reaching the age of seventy-one years, ten months and eleven days. She came to the United States in 1880 and lived in Milwaukee until 1882 when she moved to Colby. She was married to Joseph Reil in 1882 to which union four girls and two boys were born, four of whom preceded her in death. Her husband passed away about eight years ago, since which time she made her home with her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Justman, at Milwaukee. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Justman, and one son, George Reil of Abbotsford, Wis. Also three grand children and seven great grand children.

The deceased, a faithful member of St. John’s church and a member of the Ladies’ Aid of that congregation, was numbered among the early pioneers of this community. She saw large tracts of land change from wild land into fine farms.



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