Obit: Genrich, Mathilda (Peters) (1872 - 1952)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Genrich, Kollath, Tauchen, Sorenson, Riemer, Muehler, Hiebsch, Rau, Habeck, Rankl, Miller, Hinke, Kempf, Kranig, Zwicky, Bauer, Mauritz, Fisken, Trapp

----Source - Anna Johnson’s Scrapbook

Mathilda Genrich (23 Mar 1872 - 25 Sep 1952)

The Rev. Fred W. Kollath officiated at the funeral services for Mrs. Mathilda Genrich, 80, in Peace Evangelical and Reformed church here (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Miss Alice Tauchen sang for the rites, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. L.D. Sorenson. Burial was in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery with John Riemer, Bruno Muehler, F.V. Hiebsch, John Rau, Carl Habeck, and Clarence Rankl serving as pallbearers. Mrs. Genrich lay in state at the Genrich home until time for the services Sunday. Fuchsgruber Funeral Services had charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Genrich died at her home here about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. She had been in active good health up until the time of her death, caused by a stroke.

Mathilda Augusta Peters was born March 23, 1872, at Oshkosh, and received her schooling at Wausau, where she and Gustav Genrich were married Dec. 22, 1888. They resided at Ironwood, Mich., where he was employed as a blacksmith in iron mines, until moving to this village in 1894, where he opened a blacksmith shop which he built into a farm equipment business through the years. He died Oct. 30, 1935.

Mrs. Genrich was an active member of the Women's Guild of the Peace Church, the Royal Neighbors, and Peace Evangelical and Reformed congregation.

Surviving are a daughter, Olga, at home; six sons, Otto, Hugo, Henry and Elmer, Dorchester; and Lawrence and Lloyd, Milwaukee; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Two sons, Louis and William, preceded her in death.

Relatives and friends who came from out-of-town to attend the funeral rites included Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Genrich, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Genrich, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller, Mr. and Mrs. George Hinke, Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Kempf and Miss Gerta Kempf, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. William Kranig and Miss Ida Zwicky, Fond du Lac; John Bauer, Matt Bauer, Miss Caroline Bauer, Miss Joyce Bauer, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bauer, Mrs. Mary Mauritz, Oshkosh; John Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fisken and children, Shawano; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Zwicky, Miss Mary Zwicky, and Miss Bell Trapp, Sun Prairie.



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