Obit: Horner, Theresa (1862 - 1942)
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Surnames: Horner, Lang, Miller, Tessmer, Sazama, Kanter, Firnstahl, Brandner, Scheepp, Biemann, Marx, Umathum, Orver, Youst, Miller

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/08/1942

Horner, Theresa (10 Feb. 1862 - 1 Jan. 1942)

Mrs. August Horner died at her home in Colby at 1:15 P.M. last Thursday, Jan. 1, a complication of ailments being the cause of her departure. The past months, she had been suffering with pneumonia and dropsy. Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic church Monday morning, Rev. L. J. Lang officiating, and internment was made in the Brighton cemetery. Pall bearers were John Miller, C. P. Tessmer, Joe Sazama, Nick Kanter, Paul Firnstahl and I. M. Firnstahl.

Mrs. Horner, whose maiden name was Theresa Brandner, was born in Austria on Feb. 10th, 1862, thus reaching the age of 79 years, 10 months and 21 days. On March 2, 1880, she came to the United States with her parents and lived for a short time at Stevens Point from where they moved to Unity where she married August Horner on April 10, 1880. They bought a tract of land, of which a few acres were cleared, in the town of Beaver where they lived for 15 years when they disposed of this farm and bought a tract of forest land in the town of Green Grove which they built into a fine farm. About 18 years ago they built a home in the city of Colby, Wis., and lived here. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in April, 1940. Mr. Horner died during the summer of that year.

Surviving are seven children, namely - Mary Scheepp of North Fond du Lac, William Horner of Milwaukee, Louise Biemann of Denver, Colorado, Mathilda Marx of Kenosha, Helen Horner, at home, John Horner of West Allis, Alvin Horner of Campton, California. Also two sisters and two brothers - Mrs. Mary Umathum and Mrs. Steve Orver, Colorado, Mathilda Marx of Stevens Point, and Matthew Brandner of the state of Washington. There are 19 grand children and two great grand children.

The deceased was a good Christian, and, like all the early settlers, was very industrious and of a congenial disposition and always considered the welfare of her family.

Out of town relatives here for the funeral were Mrs. Michael Marx and Harold Marx of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Paul Scheepp of North Fond du Lac, Mr. and Mrs. John Horner, Victor Horner and Miss Catherine Youst of West Allis and Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Miller and Mrs. Charles Horner of Green Grove.



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