Obit: Fradenburg, Isabelle (1856 - 1914)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 07/11/1914

Fradenburg, Isabelle (21 MAR 1856 - 8 JUL 1914)

Our little community was deeply grieved Wednesday afternoon by the news that Mrs. A. Fradenburg had died suddenly of heart failure. She had been about her household duties as usual in the early morning, and in the company with Mrs. Geo. Stanley, had left during the forenoon on a blueberry picking expedition to the mound east of town (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.). They had been there for several hours and Mrs. Fradenburg had gathered eighteen quarts of berries; they had been enjoying a pleasant time, but it is thought that the excitement and extra exertion were too much for her. The final summons came between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, while in the wildwoods about five miles east of town. Mrs. Stanley immediately summoned aid, and Mrs. Lang and Mrs. Mueller and her daughter, who sere gathering berries nearby responded. Word was brought to Henry Hauer's at once by Mrs. Mueller's daughter and Mr. Hauer phoned to town to notify the family. Several living in that direction went at once to assist in taking the body of this beloved woman to the home which she had left in the forenoon with cheerful farewells. Kind neighbors had already gather there to console the grief stricken ones and to give whatever assistance needed.

The funeral services will be held at the home at two o'clock on Sunday afternoon, and it is expected that Rev. Geo. B. Haskell of Mondovi, will be present to officiate. The burial will be in the family lot in the Houghtonburg Cemetery. Beside the graves of two daughters and a daughter-in-law, who have preceded her to the Great Beyond.

Mrs. Fradenburg was in her fifty-eighth year and died on the thirty-eighth anniversary of her wedding.

(Follow on in 7/18/1914 Humbird Enterprise)

Mary Isabelle King was born March 21, 1856, at Hebron, Ill., living there during her childhood and young womanhood. She was a member of a family of seven children, five sisters and one brother, she being the third daughter and the first one of the family to pass away. July 8, 1877, she was married to Mr. Abraham S. Fradenburg of Alden, Ill., and two years later they moved to this place, where they have since resided. To this union were born four sons and three daughters, Gertrude Elvira dying in infancy and Eva Katherine passing away six years ago last October, after founding a home on her own at Strum; George, Bert, Peter, Archie and Nina, and the little grandson Henry, living in and near the home. Their's was always a hospitable home and friends from far and near always received a hearty welcome. Mrs. Fradenburg was characterized by her kindliness and helpfulness during sickness and sorrow, and not a home for miles around, but what has been visited at such times by her sympathetic presence.

She died July 8, 1914, on her thirty-seventh wedding anniversary, leaving her husband, four sons, one daughter, three grandchildren, five sisters and one brother, besides other relatives and innumerable friends to mourn her taking away. The death of Mrs. Fradenburg removes another of the older settlers.

The solemn and impressive ceremonies attending the burial of Mrs. Fradenburg were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the farm home, the sermon being preached by Rev. G. B. Haskell of Mondovi, a former pastor on this charge. His text was found in James 4:14, "For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, then vanisheth away." The large attendance at the house evidenced the esteem in which the deceased was held by both old and young in this community. Forty-three teams with mourning relatives and friends followed her remains to the Houghtonburg Cemetery, where she was laid at rest in the family lot beside the loved ones gone before.

The out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. W. E. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. Nichols, Miss Jessie King, Hebron, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. A. Siver of Kenosha, Wis.; Mrs. Geo. Batchelet of Zenda, Wis.; the ladies being the sisters of the deceased, the brother not being able to make the trip from Illinois; Mrs. M. A. Weter of Alden Ill., sister of Mr. Fradenburg. Friends from away present were Mrs. Stevens of Sisseton, S. D.; Mrs. Geo. Brice of Foster; Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Ferguson and two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. D. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Walker of Fairchild; Mrs. Lydia Wells, Canistota, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edwards of Alma Center; John Wampole of Strum; Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Zimmerman of Merrillan.



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