Obit: Duge, Maria (1854 - 1938)

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Surnames: Duge, Buddenhagen, Ott, Brandon, Baumann, Meier, Hemp, Naedler, bartell, Nemitz

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 10 Mar. 1938

Duge, Maria (25 July 1854 -2 March 1938)

Maria Duge of the town of Levis passed away at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Buddenhagen, at 3:50 p.m. March 2, at the age of 83 years, having been ill for eight weeks following a stroke of paralysis.

Deceased was born in Germany July 25, 1854, to Joachim and Christine Ott. She grew to womanhood in her native land and was there married to Ludwig M. Duge on Oct. 27, 1874. Ten years later they came to America. She had been a resident of Clark County for 51 years. Two sons and two daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Duge: Mrs. Bertha Brandon, Detroit, Mich.; Alb. Duge, Bunker Hill, Ind.; William O. Duge, town of Grant; and Mrs. Emelia Buddenhagen, town of Levis; the former had been here for six weeks, assisting her sister in caring for their mother. All of the children were here for the funeral.

She was the last member of the Ott family, a brother, John Ott, passing away on the 30th day of last October.

Typical of pioneer type of mother, she was an ideal homemaker, devoting her time and interests to the welfare of her home and family. She was steadfast in her friendships and was ever willing to assister her friends and neighbors in times of need.

The funeral was held Saturday, March 5, from the Lowe Funeral home at 1:30 p.m. and St. John’s Lutheran Church at 2 p.m., Rev. Wm. A. Baumann officiating. Interment took place in Neillsville Cemetery beside her husband, who passed away Jan. 13, 1913. The pallbearers were Wm. Meier, Frank Hemp, Wm. Naedler Sr., Henry Bartell, Henry Nemitz and Wm. Nemitz.



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