Obit: Sonheim, Elizabeth (1880 - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Sonheim, Hollinger, Bishop,
Bohac, Ludwick, Kurasz, Shultz, Ulrich, Mazola, Kaplin, Genteman,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 16, 1958
Sonheim, Elizabeth (24 November 1880 - 9
Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Sonheim, 77,
Neillsville, Rt. 2, died October 9, in Skokie, Ill., at the home of
her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jean Bishop, where she
had been visiting the last two weeks.
Funeral services were conducted Monday
from St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Neillsville. The Rev. Alfred Schewe officiated, and burial
was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
The former Elizabeth Hollinger was born
November 24, 1880, in Austria, where she received her education.
She came to the United States at the age of 16, locating in
On January 29, 1899, she was married to
John J. Sonheim in Chicago. Following their marriage they
came to Clark County, settling on a farm in the Town of
Levis. She remained on the farm after the death of Mr.
Sonheim, in 1948, until the last summer, when she went to make her
home with her daughters, Mrs. Caroline Bohac of R. 1 Merrillan and
with Mrs. Bishop in Skokie. She had been in poor health for
the last two years.
She is survived by seven children: John
H. Sonheim, on the home farm in Levis; Frank Sonheim, Denver,
Colo.; Henry Sonheim, Bogota, N. J.; Mrs. Jean (Catherine) Bishop,
Skokie, Ill.; Mrs. B. H. (Caroline) Bohac, Merrillan; Daniel
Sonheim, San Diego, Cal.; Mrs. Evelyn Ludwick, Evanston, Ill.
Other survivors include 27 grandchildren and nine
The Georgas Funeral Home made the funeral
Pallbearers were: Andrew Kurasz, Leon
Schultz, Ernest Ulrich, Joe Mazola, William Genteman, Jr.,
and John Kaplin. Flowers ladies were Mrs. Leon Schultz and
Mrs. Ernest Ulrich.
People from away attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sonheim and three children, Englewood, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Jean Bishop, Skokie, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sonheim, Bogota, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Bohac and family, Merrillan; Daniel Sonheim, San Diego, Cal.; Mrs. Evelyn Ludwick and three children, Evanston, Ill.; and Mrs. Virgil Bohac, Merrillan.
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