Obit: Miller, Fredricka (1852 - 1927)

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----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 09/29/1927

Miller, Fredricka (22 JUN 1852 - 21 SEP 1927)

Mrs. Fredrick Miller, nee Fredricka Thies, passed away very quietly at her home in Curtiss, Clark County, Wis., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1927, at nine o'clock in the morning, and reached the age of 75 years, 2 months and 29 days. The cause of her death was acute dilation of the heart.

She was born on June 22, 1852, in Neu-Schlieven, Mecklenburg, Germany, where she received her instructions in the Lutheran doctrine. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thies. She had one brother and one sister who preceded her in death. On Dec. 3, 1875, she was united in marriage to Joe Augustine. To this union, three children were born. In May 1883, the family came over to America and settled on their farm in the town of Green Grove, Clark County, which was her home for thirty-seven years. Here she endured many hardships that were common to most people at that time. On Nov. 2, 1889, her husband was called to the great beyond. On Jan. 11, 1891, she was married to Fredrick Miller, to which union two children were born. In the fall of 1920, their son took charge of the farm and Mr. and Mrs. Miller retired and made their home in Curtiss.

Fredricka Miller led a quiet Christian life and was loved by all her friends and neighbors, but most of her time was devoted to her family, for whom any sacrifice was none too great. She was a faithful member of the Green Grove Lutheran Church and also a member of the Ladies Aid since it was organized.

Although Mr. Miller reached a ripe old age and was prepared for death, it was a shock to the community because she had been in exceptionally good health until last spring. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock at their Curtiss home and at 2:00 o'clock at the Green Grove Church, and interment made in the Green Grove Cemetery, Rev. Goetsch officiating. Six of her grandsons acted as pall bearers and ten grandchildren as flower girls.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and five children, namely: Fredricka Neuman, Unity; Emma Marquardt, Green Grove; Ida Lueloff, Colby; Bertha Jens, Manitowoc; and Fred Miller Jr., Green Grove. Also seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild, all of which were present at the funeral.

Those from further away who were here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jens and family of Manitowoc; Paul Garthe, Milwaukee; Mildred Lueloff, Madison; F. Augustine and family, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. A. Burkhardt and Mr. and Mrs. W. Stoker, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Braun, Wm. Braun, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Horn, Mrs. Frank Horn and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Horn, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Sommers, Spencer.



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