Obit: Hoffman, Ella (1905 - 1929)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Hoffman, Kolbe, Hintz, Leverenz, McDonnell

Source – Anna Johnson’s Scrapbook

Ella Hoffman (25 March 1905 – 20 Oct 1929)

Dorchester, Sept. 6--Burial services were held this afternoon at the cemetery north of the village for Miss Ella Hoffman, 24, the finding of whose body yesterday on Clear lake, near Tomahawk, ended the mystery attached to the disappearance of the young woman and her fiancé, Albert Kolbe, on Oct. 20 1949. Prior to the finding of Kolbe’s body June 14, it was feared that the two might have met with foul play.

The young couple, whose engagement had just been announced, had gone to Clear lake from Wausau with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hintz, also of Wausau. On their arrival they went boat riding, each couple in a separate boat. Mr. and Mrs. Hintz arrived at their destination and vainly waited for the others. A search revealed the missing boat and the man’s hat, but until June 14 nothing further was known of their fate.

Miss Hoffman’s body, fully clothed and well-preserved, was first noticed at 8:30 o’clock yesterday morning by Roy Leverenz, according to a press report from Merrill, which stated that Leverenz and H. H. McDonnell rowed out about 200 feet from shore to verify the discovery. The facial features were practically unharmed, and further identification was made by means [remainder of clipping cut off]



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