Obit: Herian, Anna #2 (1839 - 1908)

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Surnames: Herian, Scharf, Wilger, Blakeslee


----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 05/07/1908


Herian, Anna #2 (31 MAR 1839 - 1 MAY 1908)

Last Friday Mrs. Joseph Herian was called to her higher reward and in her death her home loses a loving and thoughtful wife and a kind and conscientious mother. Though an invalid for some time, Mrs. Herian was at all time happy and cheerful and by her bright disposition hid the pange of suffering, so that her death makes her loss more keenly felt. She was a good woman in all that the word implies and all her life lived up to the moral standards of a Christian wife and mother, having been a member of the Catholic Church since childhood. She had a happy faculty of seeing the brighter things in life, and reveling in the glories of nature.

Mrs. Herian was born Anna Scharf and when a little girl came with her parents from her birthplace in Prussia to Washington Co., Wis. at the age of nineteen she was married to John Wilger, and her first sorrow came in the death of her husband during the civil war. To this union two sons were born, one of whom, Nicholas Wilger of Neillsville, still survives. In 1867 she was united in marriage to Joseph Herian and the year following they came to Clark County and settled on the farm just south of the city (Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.), which has ever since been their home. Three sons and their daughters were born to them, Mrs. Geo. Blakeslee of Minneapolis, Mrs. Ellsworth Maxwell of the town of Pine Valley and Miss Minnie, and Joseph, Henry and John. The children all remain to comfort the sorrowing husband.

The funeral was held Monday morning at the Catholic Church, Father Dorenbach preaching the funeral sermon.



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