Obit: Jordan, Margaret #2 (1863 - 1942)


Surnames: Jordan, Demmer, Hiebsch, Lube, Linn, Arndt, Jensen, Laurentine, Francillia, Jordan, Schultz, Schommer, Lang

----Source: Spencer Record, Spencer, Wis.) 11/26/1942

Jordan, Margaret (9 NOV 1863 - 19 NOV 1942)

Mrs. Joseph Jordan Dies in La Crosse

Mother of Mrs. Wm. Jensen of Spencer and Frank Jordan of Unity; Funeral Held Monday Morning at Colby.

Mrs. Joseph Jordan, of the town of Colby, Clark county, who had been a resident there for the past sixty years, died last Thursday night at 9:15 o’clock at St. Francis hospital in La Crosse, where she had been a patient for nine months. Margaret Demmer was born November 9, 1963, in Germany and accompanied her parents to the United States when she was 16 years of age. They located on a farm north of Colby. She married Joseph Jordan January 8, 1883, in Colby and they moved to a farm in the town of Colby, where Mr. Jordan died in 1929. She then lived with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Hiebsch, in that town until she was taken to the hospital. She was a member of the Christian Mothers society of St. Mary’s church in Colby. She is survived by 11 children, as follows: Joseph Jordan, Jr. of Mellen; Peter Jordan of Hurley; Frank Jordan of Unity; Matthew Jordan of Ontonagon, Mich.; Mrs. August Lube of Marshfield; Mrs. Frank Hiebsch of Curtiss; Mrs. Charles Linn of Astigo; Mrs. Henry Arndt of Milwaukee; Mrs. Wm. Jensen of Spencer; Sister M. Laurentine of La Cross and Sister M. Francillia of Harper, Iowa; 38 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. The deceased was preceded in death by three daughters, Elizabeth, Francis and Regina, two having died in infancy and the other when 17 years of age.

Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 9:00 o’clock at the St. Mary’s Catholic church in Colby, the Rev. L. J. Lang officiating and burial was made in the Colby cemetery. The body was brought to the Swarthout Funeral Home in Spencer from La Crosse and remained there until the time of the funeral. Six grandsons acted as pall bearers, as followers: Henry Lube, Billy Jordan, Junior Linn, Joseph Schommer, Andrew Jordan and Duwayne Jensen. The flowers were in charge of Betty Jordan, Cecelia Jordan, Mary Ruth Jordan and Gladys Schultz.

[Note: the obituary says she was born in 1963. The transcriber has assumed this to be 1863.]



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