Frederick Westphal

Hebron
Obituary - Westphal
   The grim reaper of death is fast gathering the old settlers home, of of the last to pass away  was Mr Frederick Westphal, whose death occured at his home on Tuesday morning, June 14 1910, after a painful illness, aged 78 years 8 months and 2 days. He was born in Mecklenburg Germany, October 7 1831. In 1852 he came to America and settled near Ft Atkinson. In 1862 he was married to Miss Amelia Giese and to this couple were born four sons and six daughters to bless their happy union, all of whom are left with the widow to mourn his loss. Coming here in an early day, he saw many hardships of a pioneer life, but by hard work and with the help of a kind wife, he soon had the wilderness made into a beautiful home. Mr Westphal was a kind husband, a loving father, a good neighbor and an upright citizen, always ready to lend a helping hand in sickness or death and he will be greatly missed in the community where he lived for so many years. The funeral was from the Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson, Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev Nicolaus and the large church could not accommodate all that assembled from far and near to pay their respec to one they loved adn he was tenderly laid to rest in the Evergreen Cemetery. He leaves a wife, four sons, Frederick, of Illinios, Theodore, of Hebron, John, of Fort Atkinson, and Henry , of Jefferson; six daughters, Mary and Eda of Hebron, Lena, Mrs Carl Wandschneider, of Fort Atkinson, Zetta, Mrs Henry Bente, of Rome, Bertha, Mrs Renner, of Decatur, Indiana, and Minnie, Mrs Fred Wagner, of Oakland, ten grandchildren; one brother, Louis, of Fort Atkinson; one sister, Mrs Ehlers, of Fort Atkinson, and many other friends and relatives to mourn his loss. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.
Gone dear father, gone forever,
How oft we miss his loving face,
But he left us to remember,
None on earth can take his place
The happy home we once enjoyeed,
How sweet the memory still
But death has left a lonesomeness
The world can never fill
Card of thanks
We the undersigned wish to tender the many kind friends who assisted us in the sickness, death and burial of our dear husband and father and to the ones that sent beautiful flowers and to the pastor who spoke consoling words in the time of our great sorrow and to the singers that furnished beautiful music our sincere thanks.
Mrs Amelia Westphal and family
 
This obituary appeared in the Jefferson Banner June 22 1910
 

 

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