Obit: Schiebe, Lina (1879 - 1929)

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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 02/15/1929

Schiebe, Lina (17 OCT 1879 - 6 FEB 1929)

Dorchester friends were much saddened to hear that Mrs. Chas. Schiebe had passed away at her home in the town of Holton Saturday, Feb. 6th, 1929, following a week’s illness with general peritonitis, at the age of 49 years, 4 months. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home at 1 o’clock and at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Peace Church, Rev. Bizer officiating and she was laid at rest in the Peace Church Cemetery north of town, George Empey, Herman Johnson, Fred Ridderbush, Lawrence Metz, Louis Peekham and John Zahorka acting as pallbearers. The Ladies Aid, of which she was a faithful member, sang a little farewell service for her at the church and presented a lovely bouquet through the pastor. She was elected their Vice President to succeed Mr. Fern Werner but owing to illness in the family and then her own, she hadn’t been installed.

How beautifully ended a wonderfully useful life, right in the midst of it all, not when she was of no more use here, but when she was doing the needful home duties, the beloved church duties for she was a loved member of the Peace Church and Aid, and with a sigh she laid them down to enter the fuller, finer life over there for she had nearly more friends over there than here.

Lina Rachow, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rachow, was born in Treptow, Germany, Oct. 17, 1879. There were 12 children in the family, 10 of them dying when very young, one when Lina was 9 years old. Her mother died when she was 7 and when she was 15 her father passed away, leaving her alone in Germany, for her only living brother had gone to the United States. So thought only a child, she took the long journey alone to be with her brother. She came to Milwaukee and in 1900 she was married to Fred Rankl. Two children were born to them, Ferdinand, dying in infancy and Clarence, who survives her. In 1912 her only surviving brother passed away,

In 1913 she married Chas. Schiebe at Milwaukee, where they lived until 1916 when they came to his farm in the town of Holton. Two daughters, were born to them, Caroline, aged 13, and Marion, aged 11, who with their father and brother, Clarence, survive her. She was taken ill a week before she died and was very ill from the first and for five days and nights. Miss Olive Peckham, trained nurse, never relaxed her vigilance, but in spite of all care and medical skill she passed away on Saturday.

Thus a brave spirit passed on, for in spite of all the sorrow she had seen, she was as cheery and sweet a lady as one could find anywhere and it did one good just to chat with her for a little while. She will be much missed by us all, as well as those dear ones whose hearts are left so desolate by her going. May our Heavenly Father comfort them as only He can is one sincere wish and that of their many friends.

The relatives from away who were her for the funeral were Peter Thompson, Mrs. Ida Shramm and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schuh, all of Milwaukee.



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