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Weyauwega Chronicle - Weyauwega, Wisconsin - May 28, 1902
Mrs. Julius Krause, a resident of Symco and Manawa for more than 65 years, passed away at her home here after an illness of four days Saturday morning, October 14. Mrs. Krause suffered a stroke last Tuesday and her condition grew steadily worse until the end came.
Tena Fetzer was born in Posen, Germany, August 31, 1871 and was 63 years of age at the time of her death. In 1872 she came with her parents to America and the family came directly to the town of Union. She was married to Julius Krause at Symco in 1891 and the couple made its home in that community until Mr. Krause’s death in 1925.
For many years they operated the Symco House, one of the most widely know hotels in this part of the state, and the proprietors were known by all traveling men who visited towns in Waupaca County.
Mr. and Mrs. Krause also became prominent for the big Fourth of July celebrations that were held each year and which the couple sponsored. These events became legendary among residents in the county and hundreds of horse-drawn vehicles poured into Symco each Independence Day for the festivities.
In 1924 Mr. and Mrs. Krause discontinued active operation of the Symco House, although the latter made her name there after the death of her husband until four years ago when she moved to Manawa and lived with Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Hildeman.
Surviving are five children: Minnie (Mrs. George Rock) Clintonville; Martha (Mrs. H. Colwell), Symco; Anna (Mrs. Charles Colwell), Kenosha; Emma (Mrs. George Jensen, Manawa; and Celia (Mrs. Irvin Hildeman), Manawa; two sisters Mrs. Amelia Arndt, Big Falls; and Mrs. Lena Reiss, Cincinnati; three brothers, Edward, August, and Robert, all of Clintonville and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at St.
Church, Symco, the Rev. C. H. Kitzmann in charge.
Interment was in the Symco cemetery.