Obit: Marks, Emilie (1867 - 1947)

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Surnames: Marks, Hoffmann, Lamont, Hemmy, Voelker, Weller, Tesmer, Sill, Anrenore, Lemmer, Schultz, Jantz, Krucker, Meinke, Papenfus, Hoeft, Kobs, Witte, Holdorf, Skatrude, Busse, Streckert, Becker, Fredrick

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/26/1947

Marks, Emilie (5 Dec. 1867 - 19 June 1947)

Mrs. Emilie Marks died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Hoeft, in Marshfield Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. She had been in poor health the past year. The body was taken to Colby and had been lying in state at the Lulloff Funeral Home until Sunday afternoon when funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran church in Colby, Wis., Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Angus Lamont, A. R. Hemmy, August Voelker, Chas. Weller, George Tesmer and Frank Sill. Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. T. J. Anrenore, Mrs. Jerry Lemmer, Mrs. Clarence Schultz, Mrs. Verlyn Jantz, Mrs. Kenneth Marks and Mrs. Earl Krucker.

Emilie Meinke was born on December 5, 1867, at Dolgen, Germany, and came to the United States at the age of 15 and settled with her parents in Manitowoc county. She was married to Fred Marks in Manitowoc in 1884, and, four years later, moved onto a farm in the town of Hull, four miles east of Colby, Wisconsin. They lived there until 1920 when they retired and moved to Colby, Wisconsin. Mr. Marks died in 1923. Mrs. Marks moved to Marshfield last November to make her home with her daughter.

Surviving are four children - Mrs. Lena Papenfus of Abbotsford, Mrs. Anna Hoeft of Marshfield, Ferdinand Marks of Chippewa Falls and Edwin C. Marks of Wauwatosa. Also two brothers and two sisters - Ferdinand Meinke of Colby, Carl Meinke of Unity, Mrs. Marie Kobs of Colby and Mrs. William Witte of Colby, Wisconsin. One daughter, Mrs. Lenard Krucker, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Marks, like all early settlers of this community, was of an industrious and congenial disposition, honest in all her dealings, and was well-liked by all who knew her.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mrs. Ervin Holdorf and son, Laurence, and Mrs. Selmar Skatrude of Bayfield, Mrs. Arthur Busse, Mrs. Vilas Holdorf and Godfried Streckert, all of Manitowoc county, Charles Becker of Chilton, August Becker of Brillion and Mrs. Anna Fredrick of Potters.



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