Obit: Altenberger, Clara #3 (1864 - 1938)

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Surnames: Altenberger, Schmiechen, Schulte, Lake, Mandel, Will, Schoelzel, Dhein, Wiegman, Rahn, Laux, Tauschek, Meiers, Engel, Klingbeil, Domer, Bucholtz, Awe, Zumach, Wesener, Eckhardt, Spitzer, Lipprandt, Fink, Konick, Kopannen, Berringer, Martin, Justman, Orth, St. George

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/01/1938

Altenberger, Clara (24 Aug. 1864 - 30 Nov. 1938)

Mrs. Clara Altenberger, nee Schulte, died at her home in the town of Colby Wednesday evening at 6:00 o’clock, the anniversary of her wedding day, at the age of 74 years after an illness of two years. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church in Colby, Rev. S. A. Schmiechen officiating, and burial was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Henry Lake, Albert Mandel, Tony Will, Frank Will, Rudolph Schoelzel and Hugo Dhein. Flower girls were Eleanora Wiegman, Bernita Wiegman, Audrey Schulte and Zona Will.

The deceased was born August 24, 1864, in the town of Herman, Sheboygan county and came to the town of Colby sixty years ago with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schulte. She was married November 23, 1883, in Colby to Joseph Altenberger who died eighteen years ago. Surviving are six children - Mrs. Martha Rahn, Mrs. Edgar Laux, Mrs. Pauline Altenberger of Colby, Mrs. John Tauschek of Luxemburg, Mrs. Henry Meiers of Appleton and Miss Elenor Altenberger of Stevens Point, one brother, Robert Schulte of the town of Colby, three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Engel of Chicago, Mrs. Rose Klingbeil of Chicago and Mrs. William Domer of Unity and also the following half sisters and half brothers: Mrs. August Bucholtz of Holcombe, Mrs. Edward Awe of Owen, Mrs. Henry Zumach of Sturtevant, Emil Schulte of Dubuque, Iowa, Arthur Schulte of Marathon and Charles Schulte of the town of Colby. Also eleven grand children. A son, William, died two years ago.

Relatives here for the funeral were Mrs. John Tauschek, Jr., of Luxemburg, Mrs. Henry Meiers of Appleton, Miss Eleanor Altenberger of Stevens Point, Mrs. Pauline Engel, Mrs. Rosa Klingbeil and Mrs. Joe St. George of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wesener and Mrs. Alfred Eckhardt and son, Alfred, of Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Spitzer of Kiel, Mrs. Henry Zumach of Sturtevant, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schulte of Marathon, Mr. and Mrs. August Bucholtz and daughter, Anita, of Holcombe, Mrs. Reinhold Lipprandt and son, Harry, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Awe and sons, Edward and Royal, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fink and son, Donald, Mrs. Steve Konick and Mr. and Mrs. Uno Kopannen of Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Berringer of Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Martin and daughter, Pauline, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Justman, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Domer and daughters, Elaine and Lavon, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Domer and son, Orville, Leo and Carl Domer of Unity, Mr. and Mrs. George Orth of Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schulte, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schulte and son, Rueben, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schulte and daughters, Ruth and Audrey, of Colby.

The deceased was a good Christian, kind and gentle in her ways, and, like all early pioneers, of a hospitable disposition.



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