Anna Elizabeth Bahr Langholff
 
Anna E Bahr was born in Sanoczin Posen Prussia on the twenty sixth day of December, 1829
  In her infancy she was christened and after receiving her religious training was confirmed in the Lutheran faith, May 25, 1853.
   In the year 1835 she became the wife of Ferdinand Langholff. Mr and Mrs. Langholff came to America in 1851, settling at Fort Atkinson, where she has resided continuously since.
  When St Paul's Lutheran Church was founded her husband was on eof the original members and was the first trustee of the church organization. Until age prevented she took an active part in church work, laboring unceasingly for its benefit.
  She possessed a true Christian character and was ever ready to sacrifice herself for the good of others
  In an early day their home was a haven of refuge for their countrymen who reached America without funds or friends.
  Mr Langholff passed ot the other shore, May 8 1909. She had enjoyed fairly good health for a woman of her age up to the past year, when she rapidly failed.
  Death relieved her suffering, Saturday afternoon, Sept 23, at four o'clock, at the ripe old age of eighty one years, eight months and seven days.
  She leaves seven children, fourteen grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Four children preceeded the mother in death. Those surviving are: Julius Langholff and Mrs Sarah Foljahn of this city, Mrs Matilda Maas and Mrs Bertha Gallitz of Chicago, Herman Langholff, Mrs Clara Savall and Mrs Amelia Wirig, all of this city.
  The funeral services took place Tuesday, Sept 26, at 1:30 at the home and after at St Paul's Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. A F Nicolans.
  She was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery.
 
This obituary appeared in the the Jefferson County Union Sept 28 1911

 

 

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