Obit: Wiedenhoeft, Augusta #2 (1849 - 1947)

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Surnames: Wiedenhoeft, Hoffmann, Feind, Walter, Pauls, Franz, Nickel, Mielke, Schultz, Lenz, Bloehm, Westpahl, Porter, Bruckschliger, Martin, Beechel

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/10/1947

Wiedenhoeft, Augusta (30 May 1849 - 5 July 1947)

Mrs. John Wiedenhoeft, one of the old pioneers of this community and believed to be the oldest resident of this vicinity, died Saturday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock at her home in the city of Colby at the age of 98 years after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Lulloff Funeral Home, where the body had been lying in state, and at 2:00 o’clock at Zion Lutheran church, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Arthur Wiedenhoeft, Gilbert Wiedenhoeft, Clarence Wiedenhoeft, Alvin Wiedenhoeft, Arthur Feind, and Orland Feind. Those in charge of the flowers were Verna Feind, Mrs. Bernard Walter, Mrs. Fred Pauls, Marcella Franz, Lois Nickel,Virginia Feind.

Augusta Mielke was born in West Prussia, Germany, on May 30, 1849, and was married there on July 19, 1868, to John Wiedenhoeft who preceded her in death many years ago. They came to the United States in the fall of the same year they were married and settled on a farm in Dodge county, near Lomira. They lived on a farm in the town of Colby from 1898 until 1916 when they moved to the city of Colby, Wisconsin.

Surviving are seven children, William, Herman and Albert Wiedenhoeft, Mrs. Charles Feind, Mrs. Albert Franz and Mrs. Edward Feind, all of Colby, and Mrs. Roger Nickel of Lakewood, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Mary Schultz of Horicon; 32 grand children, 29 great grand children and two great, great grand children. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Gustave, and by three children in infancy.

The deceased, like all early pioneers, was a good Christian, honest in all her dealings, of a congenial disposition and was well-liked by all who knew her.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mrs. Mary Schultz of Horicon, Mrs. Mary Lenz and Fred Bloehm of Oakfield, Mrs. Lizzie Westpahl and Charles Bloehm of Brownsville, Irene and Verna Feind and Mrs. Robert Porter and daughter of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Art Franz of Bloomer, Mrs. Fred Pauls of Schofield, Mrs. Ed Bruckschliger and Mrs. A. R. Martin of Withee, Clarence Wiedenhoeft of Cable, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Beechel and children of Seattle, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Roger Nickel, Lois and Bernice Nickel of Lakewood, Ohio.



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