Obit: Pagel, Caroline (1858 - 1943)
Surnames: Pagel, Ohlmetz
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 11/25/1943
Pagel, Caroline (26 MAR 1858 - 20 NOV 1943)
Caroline Ohlmetz Pagel, oldest daughter of Conrad and Amelia Ohlmetz, passed away at her home in this village (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) of old age infirmities at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Nov. 20, 1943.
The deceased was born on March 26, 1858 at Jeffersonville, Sullivan Co., N.Y. As a child she moved with her parents to Chicago and later to Manitowoc Co., where she grew to womanhood.
On Nov. 2, 1882, she was married to August Pagel in Manitowoc Co. and moved onto a piece of land in the town of Reseburg (Clark Co.) where she and her husband endured the hardships of the pioneer days, converting the virgin forest into a moder farm. Her husband and one son preceded her in death. In Nov. 1919 she sold the farm and has since made this village her home.
Mrs. Pagel was a devoted mother, kind friend and neighbor and respected by all who knew her. In 1932, due to a hip and knee injury, she became an invalid and has been bedridden the past six years.
She leaves to mourn her passing, one daughter, Mary of Thorp, and three sons, Louis of the Town of Reseburg, August of Fond du Lac and Paul of Milwaukee, 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Thorp Funeral Home and 2:00 o’clock at the Lutheran Church at Reseburg, Rev. F.H. Sprengler officiating, and interment following in the Reseburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were, Elmer Meyer, Edward Beller, Herman Thiel, Emil Welzien, Alfred Burkhardt and Reinhold Daniel.
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