Emiline Lois (1923 - 1924)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: Jakel, Wachsmuth
----Sources: The Curtiss Advance (Curtiss, Clark Co., Wisconsin), Wednesday, June 24, 1924
Jakel, Emiline Lois (30 Oct. 1923*- 3 June 1924*)
SEVEN MONTHS OLD DAUGHTER LAID TO REST
Died at her home at Curtiss, Emiline Lois Jakel, aged 7 months.
"And Oh, when aweary, may we be so blest, And sink-like the innocent child to rest, And feel ourselves elapsed to the Infinite breast."
Sometimes in the April-kissed springtime, the little flower we welcome as the snowdrop, droops and dies, but its delicate face has inspired us to hope, and perfumed our life with thoughts of purity. It was even so with "our baby" - the tiny blossom of humanity that came to the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Wm. Jakel, of our village.
Thus over a happy home the shadow of a little grave has fallen; and as mother has said, it is wonderful how long a shadow a little grave can throw.
This beautiful baby life was so precious, so fraught with blessing to her parents that she seemed a flower of paradise permitted to bloom for a brief season by their side, then recalled to its nature skies, leaving the earth road for them dark and lonely indeed.
And when the messenger came from the unseen lands to claim the dainty darling as his own:
She only crossed her little hands, She only looked more meek and fair, We parted back her silken hair, White buds, the summer’s drifted snow, We wove the roses round her brow, Wrapped her from head to foot in flowers, And thus she went out of this world of ours.
Funeral services were held from the home and from the German Lutheran Church at Curtiss on Friday of last week.
Little Emiline was only sick two days, Erysipelas being the direct cause of her death.
This paper and a host of neighbors and friends join with sympathy, with the family in this sorrow last week.
* Note: Birth and death dates were retrieved from the ALHN Cemetery records at Pine Hill Cemetery, Township of Mayville, Clark County. Emiline Lois’s parents were William and Ida (Wachsmuth) Jakel.
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