Obit: Ireland, Matilda (1860 - 1957) 

Contact: Stan Schwarze 

Surnames: Ireland, Jahn, Hibbard, Hoffman 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune, 4 July 1957 

Ireland, Matilda (12 Nov. 1860 - 29 June 1957) 

Mrs. Alex Ireland, 96, died Saturday morning at Bethel Convalescent home, at Arpin. Funeral services were held at St. John’s Lutheran church, Dancy, Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock and burial was made in the Knowlton cemetery. 

Matilda Jahn was born in Berlin, Germany, Nov. 12, 1860, and came to the United States at the age of nine. After five years in Scranton, Pa., she came, with her parents, to Oshkosh and then to Wausau. For a time, she lived in Abbotsford where she was a member of Christ Lutheran church and at one time served as president of the Ladies’ Aid. 

Her first husband, Joseph Hibbard, died in 1917. In 1923, she married Alex Ireland, of Abbotsford, who died May 10, 1949, at Wausau. 

After his death, Mrs. Ireland made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hoffman, Abbotsford, until the past few months when she was taken to Arpin after being hospitalized at Wausau. 

Surviving are her daughter and one son, Earl Hibbard, Knowlton. There are four grand children and 11 great grand children. Two daughters preceded her in death.


Biographical Information


1900 Federal Census, Knowlton, Marathon, Wisconsin


Name: Matilda B Hibbard
Age: 39
Birth Date: Nov 1860
Birthplace: Germany
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1870
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Name: William Jahn
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Mother: number of living children: 4
Mother: How many children: 4
Spouse's Name: Joseph Hibbard
Marriage Year: 1881
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 19
Occupation: View on Image
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Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Hibbard 43
Matilda B Hibbard 39
D Ettie L Hibbard 18
Cora D Hibbard 15
Eave A Hibbard 10
Elva Hibbard 7
William Jahn 79


1930 Federal Census, Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin


Name: Matilda Ireland
Age: 67
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Alexander Ireland
Race: White
Property Value 1,100

Immigrated: 1870
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander Ireland 67
Matilda Ireland 67, b. Germany, parents b. Germany




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