Obit: Tomz, Gertrude (1883 - 1911)

Contact: Ann Stevens



Surnames: Tomz, Wolff, Cornelius, Fricke, Risser, Twig, Dorr


----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  01/12/1911


Tomz, Gertrude (April 14, 1883-Jan 9, 1911)


Died - Gertrude Tomz, Monday, Jan. 9, 1911, aged 27 years, 9 months and 29 days.


Gertrude Wolff was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Wolff in Neillsville on April 14, 1883, and grew to womanhood in this city, attending school here and establishing herself firmly in the hearts of all who came to know her.  At the conclusion of her school work she entered the register of deeds office under Chas. Cornelius, later continuing under Oscar Fricke until shortly before the time of her marriage to Wm. Tomz on Sept. 10, 1909.  Her husband’s work being in North Carolina, she became a resident of Wilmington for a short time, later returning to this city to make her home until such time as Mr. Tomz’ employment would permit of a permanent home.  She was taken ill last week and despite all that the loving parents and friends could do, she passed away Monday morning about 4 o’clock, shortly after her grief-stricken husband arrived at her bedside.


Gertie Wolff, as she was known to practically every person in this city, was a young woman whose passing causes a deep sorrow and pang of regret in every breast.  Sunny of disposition, exemplary in demeanor and ambitious for higher attainments, she was a model of young womanhood and wifehood.  Careful and conscientious in the discharge of her duties, she held a high position in the esteem of those by whom she had been employed and by those with whom she came in daily converse.  That she was loved and respected by all others than her immediate family was but a natural sequence of her thorough womanhood.  She is survived by her husband, parents and sister, Miss Jessie, and brother, George.


The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the family residence, and was conducted by the Eastern Stars, of which order she was a member.  Rev. Risser spoke the last words to the memory of this most sweet and lovable young lady.


Mrs. Otto Twig of Sheboygan, Mrs. Fred Wolff and Mrs. Elona Dorr of Chicago were here to attend the funeral.



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