Obit: Franke, Bertha (1875 - 1944)

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Surnames: Franke, Longenecker, Lindeman, Poelzel, Schaffer

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 30 Nov. 1944

Franke, Bertha (11 Nov. 1875 - 25 Nov. 1944)

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Franke, aged 69, were held Tuesday afternoon, November 28, at the Jaster Funeral home, and were conducted by the Rev. George W. Longenecker, pastor of the Congregational Church.

Death occurred at 11:55 p.m. on November 25. She had been ill for several years.

Mrs. Franke, who was the daughter of August and Dorothy Lindeman, was born in Germany on November 11, 1875, and lived there during her early life. She was united in marriage with Herman Franke in Germany in 1900 and they came to America seven years later. After coming to America, they lived in Chicago about two years, and moved to Clark County 34 years ago, where she has since made her home. She was a life long member of the Lutheran Church.

Mr. Frank died in 1925, and her parents are deceased. Two sisters survive. They are: Mrs. Elsie Poelzel, town of Levis, and Mrs. Anna Schaffer, whose home is in Germany.



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