Obit: Cornelius, John (1844 - 1925)
Surnames: CORNELIUS PEKOL RIMER
----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Wis.) 02/05/1925
Cornelius, John (19 DEC 1844 - 1 FEB 1925)
John Cornelius was born at Minsen, Germany, Dec. 19, 1844 and died at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Marshfield, Feb. 1, 1925 at the age of 80 years, 1 months and 13 days. About two weeks before his death he suffered a fractured hip and was taken to the Marshfield Hospital to undergo an operation.
Mr. Cornelius was united in marriage to Sofie Pekol in Germany in 1866 and came with his wife and family to the United States in 1890, settling near Stetsonville, Wis. Here he made his home for many years and for the past ten years has lived with his son, H. J. Cornelius of this city.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius, Fred of Waukesha, Henry and Mrs. Bertha Rimer of Stetsonville and Herman J. of Abbotsford, all of who survive him. His wife preceded him to the grave in 1913.
Funeral services were held at the H. J. Cornelius home here Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Kieper of Dorchester officiating. Interment was made in the Colby, Wis. Cemetery.
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