Mary (1864 - 1942)
Surnames: Neumeister, Lang, Umhoefer, Hemmy, Bauer, Baer, Kraus, Orth, Sorebo, Hanson, Imhuff, Niegmann, Hoffman, Jungbauer, LaFleur
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/30/1942
Neumeister, Mary (4 Mar. 1864 - 24 July 1942)
Mrs. Mary Neumeister, a resident of Colby for the past 56 years, died Friday morning at 4:30 o’clock at her home in Colby after an illness of two months. Death was due to old age and arteriosclerosis. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Rev. L. J. Lang officiating at a requiem mass, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were A. X. Umhoefer, A. R. Hemmy, Wm. Bauer, Nick Baer, C. J. Kraus, and Conrad Orth.
The deceased, nee Mary Spieckerman, was born in Germany on Mar. 4, 1864, and came to the United States with her parents at the age of seventeen years. The family settled at Sheboygan where Mrs. Neumeister lived until her marriage to Herman Neumeister on July 17, 1884. After their marriage they moved to Dorchester where they lived about two years and came to Colby approximately 56 years ago and lived here since. Mr. Neumeister died in December, 1927, and one child preceded her in death.
Surviving are five daughters and two sons - Mrs. Nellie Sorebo of Mankato, Minn., Miss Mable Neumeister of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Albert (Lillian) Hanson of Faribault, Minn., Mrs. Dwight (Adeline) Imhuff of Mingo Junction, Ohio, Herman Neumeister of Browns Valley, Minn., and Harold Neumeister, of St. Paul. Also one sister, Mrs. Regina Niegmann of Winneconne, a brother, John, of Milwaukee and ten grand children.
All the children were here for the funeral. Others from out of town here for the funeral were Katherine Hoffman and Agnes Jungbauer of St. Paul, George LaFleur of Minneapolis, Albert Hanson and son, Billy, of Faribault, Dwight Imhuff and daughter, Helen, of Mingo Junction, Ohio.
The deceased was a good Christian, honest and fair in all her dealings, and, like all the early settlers, was of a congenial and hospitable disposition. She will be missed by all who knew her.
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