Sophia (1859 - 1941)
Surnames: Augustine, Goetsch, Miller, Scheer, Untiedt, Eistrom, McDonald, Scott, Burkhardt, Lueloff, Salter
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/31/1941
Augustine, Sophia (6 Sept. 1859 - 25 July 1941)
Mrs. Sophia Augustine, a resident of Green Grove since 1885, died at her home on July 25, 1941, after suffering from a heart ailment since October 20, 1940, and a stroke since July 23, 1941. Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran church at Green Grove on Monday, July 28th, Rev. M. C. Goetsch officiating, and internment was made in the parish cemetery. Pall bearers were Joe Miller, John Miller, John Scheer, John Untiedt, Elmer Elstrom and D. R. McDonald. Two grand children and two neighbor girls had charge of the flowers.
The deceased was born in Mackleburg, Germany, on Sept. 6th, 1859, thus reaching the age of 81 years, 10 months and 19 days. She came to the United States in 1884 and was married the same year to Johann Augustine at Sheboygan, Wis. They moved to the town of Green Grove in 1885 and lived on an Indian farm purchased from Kate Scott. The farm was sold to John W. Augustine in the fall of 1914 and then she lived there with her two sons, John and Fred Augustine.
Surviving children are John Augustine, Fred Augustine and Albert Augustine of Green Grove, Ernst Augustine of St. Paul and Mrs. Alfred Burkhardt of Thorp. Also nine grand children and one great grand child. Two children preceded her in death and her husband on April 13, 1918.
Out of town people present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Burkhardt and Ben Burkhardt of Thorp, Ernest Augustine of St. Paul, Mrs. Theo. Lueloff of Colby, Wis., and Mrs. Theo. Salter of Unity, Wis.
The deceased, like all early pioneers, was of a congenial disposition, honest in all her dealings, and ready to lend a helping hand whenever needed.
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