Obit: Kalossa, Johanna (1818 - 1910)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Kalossa, Schoengarth, Reiff
----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) January 14, 1910
Kalossa, Johanna (1 November 1818 - 8 January 1910)
The oldest lady in the Town of Grant, grandma Kalossa died January 8, 1910 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Schoengarth, aged 91 years, 2 months and 7 days. Mrs. Johanna Kalossa was born Nov. 1st, 1818 in Schlesian, Germany. In 1842 she was married to Gottfried Kalossa and some 30 years ago with him and their 5 children came to America and settled in the Town of Grant. After the death of her husband in 1884 she lived alone for a long time in the old house which they had first built. Later she went to live with her daughter Mrs. Fred Schoengarth, Sr., and since her death in 1905, had made her home at Wm. Schoengarth’s where she received the best of care and where everything possible was done to make the last years of her life happy. She was in fairly good health, for one of her age until shortly before Christmas when she was taken quite sick. She recovered however and it was quite unexpected that she died at 6 a.m. Saturday. The funeral was held Monday, January 10 at 2 p.m., at the Grant Lutheran Church, Rev. Reiff officiating. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery by the side of her husband who died 26 years ago.
Besides many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one of her daughters, Mrs. Wm. Schoengarth survives to mourn her death. Deceased was well-known by the older people hereabouts who one and all speak of her as a good Christian woman and the large attendance at her funeral silently bespoke the high esteem in which the community in general held her after a long life well spent had gone to a well earned rest.
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