Bio: Klabunde, Hattie (100th Birthday – 11 Jan 1974)


Surnames: Klabunde, Ban de Brook, Oemichen, Wundrow, Brown

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 17 Jan 1974

Hattie Klabunde (nee Van den Brook), who has been a resident of Clark County Home since August 8, 1967, celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, January 11, 1974. Mrs. Klabunde was born on January 11, 1874 in Holland, coming to America with her parents at the age of 2. She spent her childhood in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, and later moved to Oshkosh, where she was married to Julius Klabunde on December 29, 1891. Julius worked on the railroad in Oshkosh and later in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. They moved to a farm near Stetsonville, Wisconsin in 1909.

Eight children were born to Hattie and Julius, Mrs. Emma Oemichen, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; Mrs. Lillian Wundrow, Gardena, California; John Klabunde, Dorchester, Wisconsin; Misserna Klabunde, West Bend, Wisconsin; Carl Klabunde, who resides on the home place; Harry Klabunde, who died at the age of 63, Francis Klabunde, who died at the age of 4, and Mrs. Hattie Brown, who was killed in a car accident at the age of 66. Hattie had one sister, Anna, and four brothers, John, Theodore, Henry and Anton, who have all passed away.

Hattie's hobbies were fishing, which she loved, flowers, gardening, braiding rugs and quilting. She has 23 grandchildren 64 great-grandchildren, and 32 great-great-grandchildren.



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