Obit: Sollberger, Emma #2 (1893 - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Sollberger, Markert, Buelow, Kohlbrak, Hoesly, Eschenbach, Van Horn, Moffatt, Thomas, Olson, Dunlap, Seif, Upton, Speers, Nelson, Greub, Christen Baumel, Senn, Sherman, Stiemke, Karl, Bohnhoff, Johnson, Winters, Rieder, Musil, Bitter

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/19/1970

Sollberger, Emma (9 September 1893 - 14 March 1970)

Mrs. John (Emma) Sollberger, 76, of Neillsville died at her home at Columbia, in the Town of Hewett, March 14. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. at the Georgas Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Bitter, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Globe officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Sollberger, daughter of Ferdinard and Amelia (Markert) Buelow, was born September 9, 1893, in the Town of Honey Creek in Sauk County. She received her education at Merrimac and came to Humbird in 1907 and later to Neillsville, locating on a farm where she lived until her death. Her marriage to John Sollberger, who preceded her in death April 18, 1967, took place July 1, 1913 in Neillsville. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Globe.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Frances) Kolbrak of Altoona and Mrs. Elmer (Alice) Hoesly of Marshfield; three sisters, Mrs. William, (Caroline) Eschenbach of Baraboo; Mrs. Kate Van Horn of Humbird and Mrs. Lillian Moffatt of King; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Henry Stiemke, Arnold Karl, Wilson Bohnhoff, Lyle Johnson, Clifford Winters and William Rieder. Gavin Upton of Black River Falls sang “Whispering Hope” and “Beyond the Sunset” accompanied by Mrs. Iris Musil.

People from out-of-town attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kolbrak of Altoona; Miss Carol Hoesly of Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hosely of Marshfield; Mrs. Lillian Moffatt of King; Althah Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomas and Geneva Olson of Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Horn, Susan R. Dunlap and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dunlap of Alma Center; Mrs. Louis Seif of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Upton of Black River Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kolbrak of Oxon Hill, Md.; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Speers of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Van Horn, Mrs. Kate Van Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Nelson, John Greub and Art Christen of Humbird; Mrs. Freda Baumel, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Senn and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sherman of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Sollberger of Athens; and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Moffatt and Holly and Bradley Moffatt of Menasha.

Columbia news clip in same issue: The death of Mrs. John (Emma) Sollberger, 76, at her home early Saturday morning removes from our area another of the early settlers and old-timers of this community. Mrs. Sollberger had continued living on the family farm after the death of her husband in 1967.



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