Selected Obituaries

from Adams County and Area Newspapers

EBBE, Harlow Surnames: Ebbe, Tyjesky Abstracted from the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter, Wednesday Feb. 6, 1980, Page 8A Harlow Ebbe of the Adams County Town of Rome died Jan. 29th in Port Charlotte Florida. He was born Feb. 2, 1908 in Lincoln, Wisconsin, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ebbe. He was married to Lillian Tyjesky Oct. 23, 1928, who preceded him in death in 1972. In 1973 he married his brother's widow, Dorothy Sherwood Ebbe. He worked for Consolidated Papers and Montgomery Wards. IN 1954 he began Ebbe's Motel, Ebbe's Liquor Store and Ebbe's car lot in Wisconsin Rapids. In 1965 he opened Ebbe's Lake Aire Supper Club in Wisconsin Rapids. He had lived at Lake Sherwood since 1979. Survivors include his wife, three children, two step-children, a brother and three sisters, 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 4th at Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. George Stashek officiating. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Park in Wisconsin Rapids. EBERT, Wilhelm Charles Wilhelm Charles Ebert, 1883 - 1922 Surnames: Ebert, Hichetier, Maier, Port, Udell, Vorgt Source: The Oxford Times April 21, 1922, Page 1, Columns 4 and 5 Wilhelm Charles Ebert was born December 10, 1883, in the Town of Springville, Columbia county, Wisconsin (sic), the child of Wilhelm and Frederica (Vorgt) Ebert.He was married to Elizabeth Mae Udell on December 5, 1907. To this union were born three children, one a daughter Leila age 12 and two sons, Raymond age 10, and Alden age 3. Be sides his wife and children he leaves to mourn his passing an aged father and three sisters: Mrs. Marie Port and Mrs. Tillie Ebert of Portage, Wisconsin and Mrs. Emma Maier of Sam Mates, California; and two brothers, Herman Ebert and Henry Ebert of Wyocena, Wisc., besides other relatives and friends. Mr. Ebert was a kind and loving father, husband and neighbor. Mr. Ebert's family moved into this vicinity about a year ago, and since having lived here gained many friends who shared their most heart-felt sympathy. Mr Ebert enjoyed most perfect health until stricken with pneumonia but all that loving hands could do was of no avail when he was relieved of his suffering April 10, 1922. Funeral services were held at the Davis Corners church, Wednesday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at that place, followed by a large procession. Those who attended the funeral from away were Mr. and Mrs. Udell of Doyletown, Wisc; Mr. Roy Udell of Plainfield, Wisc.; Mrs. Marie Port, Mrs. Kelly Ebert and Mrs. Florence Port of Portage; Mrs. Ross Hichetier of Oxford, Wisc.; and Mrs. Will Ebert of Big Spring, Wisc. EBSON, Esther L. Esther L. Ebson, 1854 - 1894 Surname: Ebson, Hoskins Source: The Adams County Press, Saturday 21 July 1894, Page 5 Column 3 Died in the Town of Lincoln on the 9th day of July, Esther L., wife of Andrew Ebson. Only daughter of C.P. and S.J. Hoskins, born December 26, 1854, on or near the place of her departure. Funeral at the residence of Mr. Ebson. Her freed spirit took its departure into the beyond, leaving her aged parents, her husband, and little ones to mourn for her and wait for a sweet reunion in the substantial, unchangeable realm of light, love and joy. Mr. M. Hoskins, of New Chester, and Homer Hoskins, of Easton, are brothers of the deceased. EDMONDS, Artella Tyler Artella Tyler Edmonds, d. 1915 Surnames: Edmonds, Elderkin, Townsend, Tyler, Van Alstine Source: Kilbourn Weekly Events, Thursday March 18, 1915, Page 8 Mrs. J. C. Edmonds: The shadow of death rested across the threshold and within the circle of nearly every home in the neighborhood of Plainville when the death of Mrs. Edmonds was announced. Into every heart came the sense of personal loss, and from many lives there was taken an esteemed associate, a kind neighbor, a loved companion. The generous nature, the ready sympathy for those in trouble and affliction, the impulse of a noble woman, made her life a blessing to all it touched. Mrs. Edmunds was a member of the W.C.T.U., the Royal Neighbors and the Women's Relief Corps of Kilbourn. In the work of these noble benevolences she was ever most active, her example, influence and ability having given prominence to her life and work there and won the affectionate esteem and confidence of her associates. She had gone to Portage for an operation for gallstones, which was undergone last Saturday. She came out of the operation under favorable conditions, and seemed to be recovering. But Sunday heart failure ensued and she passed away. Sad and heartbroken the devoted husband brought her back to the old home where she had spent her happy, useful and helpful life. By her last request the funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Townsend, in Plainville. The high esteem in which she was held was evidenced by the presence of the families or members of nearly every family in that section of the country, and her associated from the several benevolent societies of which she was an honored member. The Rev. O. E. DeWitt, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which she was a member, officiated. Artella Tyler was born in Plainville Nov. 27, 1853. October 7, 1875, she was married to J. C. Edmonds, and their home had been in Plainville until about two years ago, when they moved to Kilbourn. Of the seven children born to them, two died in infancy. She leaves, besides her husband, two sons and three daughters--Robert Edmonds, Mrs. Edna Townsend, Mrs. Elderkin of Plainville, Mrs. Frances Van Alstine of Big Spring, and Jess Edmonds of Kilbourn. In this sad bereavement the sympathy of the people of Plainville and Kilbourn goes in earnest sincerity to the husband and family. EDWARDS, Amanda Amands Edwards, 1819 - 1885 Surname: Edwards Source: The Adams County Press, Saturday April 4, 1885, Page 5 Column 4 Died--Edwards--in Buffalo, Park Grove County, Kansas, of paralysis, Amanda Edwards, in the 66th year of her age. Mrs. Edwards was born in New Jersey May 16th, 1819. While she was yet quite young her parents moved to the State of New York, where she was married to Dr. D. B. Edwards, November 15th, 1835, the husband and wife fixing their home in Chemung County. In May, 1861 they came to Wisconsin and settled in Adams County, and resided here until the autumn of 1879, when they went to Phillips County, Kansas. In 1881 they moved to Buffalo, Park Grove County, Kansas, where they resided at the time of her death. Mrs. Edwards was the mother of Theodore D. Edwards and Adelbert Edwards, with whom many of the citizens of Friendship and the county are well acquainted. EGGUM, Lena 1854 - 1939 Surnames: Eggum, Johnson, Knight Abstracted from the Daily Tribune [Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., Wisconsin], Friday July 7, 1939, Page 9 Arkdale, Wis.--Mrs. Lena Eggum, 75, a resident of Arkdale for many years, passed away Wednesday at the Adams-Friendship hospital following a stroke. Funeral services will be held Saturday July 8 at Dellwood Lutheran church and burial will be in Edwardson cemetery at Arkdale. Lena was born at Strongs Prairie June 30, 1854 to James and Bertha Johnson, and in 1901 was married to Albert Eggum. Surviving are one son, Stanley, one brother, John Johnson, and one sister, Mrs. Martha Knight, all of Arkdale. ELFTMAN, Arnold A. Arnold A. Elftman, 1921-2001 Surnames: Bodowicz, Britten, Garnsey, Kitchner, Swenson, Tollefson, Wical, Willingham Source: Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Wed. Jan. 24, 2001 Section B Page 9 Arnold Arron Elftman, age 79, of Arkdale, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 in University Hospital, Madison, following a long illness. Funeral services were at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in Roseberry's Funeral Home, Friendship, Pastor Kathy Jury officiating. Interment was in Mount Repose Cemetery, Friendship. Arnold was born April 14, 1921 in Elmwood, Wis., the son of Charles W. and Charlotte (Britten) Elftman. He married Jessie Willingham on Dec. 12, 1946 in Red Wing, Minn. He worked for Waukesha Dresser for 20 years, retiring in 1986 when they moved to Arkdale. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening and puzzles. Arnold was a member of the United Methodist Church, Necedah, and was on the board of directors. He also was secretary of the men's prayer breakfast. His father, Charles W.,; mother, Charlotte (Lottie); and sisters, Carol (Lonnie) Swenson and Gwen (Clarence) Kitchner preceded him in death. Survivors include: his wife, Jessie Elftman of Arkdale; sons, Ray (Ann) Elftman of Rockford, Wis., Gene Elftman of Scottsburg, Ind., Keith (Brenda) Elftman Park City, Kan., James Elftman of Waukesha, Davie (Deborah) Elftman of Oconomowoc, Wis., Steve Elftman, Mukwonago, Wis., and Floyd (Melinda) Elftman Greenfield, Wis.; an adopted daughter, Nancy Wical of Arkdale; sisters, Fern Tollefson of South St. Paul, Minn., Lorraine (Edward) Bodowicz of St. Paul, Minn., and Charlotte (Wayne)Garnsey of Summer, Wash.; A brother, Charles (Geraldine)Elftman of Lyndon Station; 15 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. ELLINGSEN, Martha M. Martha Ellingsen, 1870 - 1920 Surnames: Ellingsen, Glorvigen, Larson Source: Necedah Republican, Thursday August 26, 1920, Page 1 Mrs. Martha Marie Ellingsen died Sunday morning, August 22, at her home three miles west of Arkdale. She had been in failing health for the past two years. Martha Marie Larson was born on the old homestead, two miles East of Arkdale, March 1, 1870. She was married to Erick Ellingsen January 20, 1898. This union was blessed with 5 children, one of whom, a daughter Mabel, preceded her mother in death.Besides her husband deceased is survived by four children: Mrs. Jennie Glorvigen of Alberta, Canada; Otis, Agnes and Clarence. She is also survived by one sister, Miss Anna Larson and one brother Edward Larson. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church and the north side Ladies Aid Society. Deceased was a faithful wife, a tender mother and a true sister. It is our hope she has attained to life eternal through Jesus Christ. The funeral was held at the West Church Thursday, August 26th, Rev. A. J. Raftshol officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church. Card of Thanks on same page is from Elick Ellingsen and children. ELLIOTT, Fred Source: Adams County Press, Saturday Nov. 20, 1897 Fred ELLIOTT Falls Beneath a Santa Fe Train A light engine and caboose coming down the Cajon Pass this morning at 7:30 with Engineer McFARLANE and Conductor COWAN, brought to town a mutilated man, who was immediately conveyed to the County Hospital, where he died on the operating table a short time after. The man was conscious when found, and remained so until placed under opiates to have his limbs dressed. His name is Fred ELLIOTT and he is a brother-in-law of Conductor Bert OSBURN (Osborn/Osborne?)of the Redlands motor. His home is in Wisconsin, where he has a mother. He has been in California for eight years, but getting out of work he told OSBURN last night that he intended to beat his way to Phoenix. The rest of the story was told by the man himself. He said he stole a ride up the Cajon on the freight train which goes up about 3 a. m. He was riding on the top of a freight car and supposes he went to sleep, for the next thing he knew he was under the cars. The rapidly revolving wheels caught his left leg and mangled it two-thirds of the way to the hip, and finally cut it off about a foot above the knee. The other leg had the foot partly cut off. ELLIOTT says he felt paralyzed but suffered no terrible pain. The character of the injury prevented him from bleeding to death. He took his leg in his hand and crawled to a tree about 25 feet away to get shelter from the cold rain that had commenced to fall. He lay for three hours under the tree, while several trains passed him before he could get aid. Conductor Cowan was terribly shocked at the horrible condition of the man, but with his crew they picked ELLIOTT up and conveyed him to the caboose, the poor fellow still clinging to his mutilated leg. On arriving here the County Hospital was notified and the man sent after. Dr. ALDRIDGE was then summoned and the job of dressing the injuries was commenced; but the work was useless, as ELLIOTT died at the conclusion of the operation. Through it all he exhibited rare nerve, and took matters better than those who chanced to see this terrible illustration of railroad accidents.-California Paper. The subject of the above notice was a son of Thomas and Lucy ELLIOTT, of Lincoln, Adams Co., Wis. ELLIS, Harry E. Source: Adams County Press, August 21, 1897, Page 4 Column 1 Harry E. Ellis, the veteran actor of Wisconsin, was found dead in an alley at the rear of the Windsor Hotel in Chicago, Sunday morning. No reason can be found for his committing suicide, and it is supposed that he came to his death by falling out of a window of the fourth story of the hotel. He played a leading part in "The Black Crook" at McVicker's Theater in 1867, and has been connected with the best of traveling companies. He had started for Columbia City, Indiana, to begin rehearsing for "The White Slave" and "East Lynne" in which he had a leading part. He was in comfortable circumstances and owned a nice home at PLover, five miles from Stevens Point. ELY, Dexter Dexter Ely, 1848 - 1926 Surnames: Barker, Berquest, Dare Ely Hyde, Little Source: Friendship Reporter February 11, 1926 P5 Former Pioneer Passes Away: Dexter W. Ely, an old settler of the town of Monroe, Adams county, passed away at his home in Chicago, on Jan 28, 1926, aged 78 years, 3 months and 10 days, after an illness of only a few days of heart trouble and pneumonia. He came to what is now the town of Monroe, with his father's family, J. D. Ely, in the spring of 1855, when 7 years old, where he passed his early manhood on a farm. In 1890 he with his family moved to Chicago Illinois. His wife (nee Mary T. Hyde), formerly of Friendship, preceded him in death 15 years ago. He leaves to mourn his departure, two sons: Clarke of Denver, Colorado, and Raymond, of Coloma, Wisconsin, three daughters, Mrs. Julis Dare, Mrs. Ruth Berqquest, and Mrs. Florence Little, all of Chicago, also two brothers, Oscar of Kellner, Wisc., Homer of Missouri and one sister Mrs. Harriet E. Barker of Charlotte, North Carolina. Funeral services were held in Chicago, after which the remains were taken to Denver, Colorado, for interment beside his wife in Crown Hill cemetery. ELY, Henry D. Henry D. Ely, d. 1912 Surnames: Ely, Loscy (Locey?), Whitman Source: Adams County Press, Saturday November 23rd, 1912, Page 1 Henry D. Ely was born in Wilbrahorn, Mass., Aug. 5, 1837. He came with his father's family to Adams county, Wisconsin in 1855. Volunteered at his country's call in the war of '61 and was wounded once, honorably discharged and then later drafted and served to the close, in all enduring the hardships and dangers of a soldiers' life over two years. Was married twice, first on Jan. 5, 1864 to Jane Whitman, who died Feb. 20 1874. To them were born three children: Julia, Sylvia who is now Mrs. Bullock of Chisholm Minn., and Carrie who died in childhood. Again on Sept. 12, 1876, he married Ella Loscy. Seven children were given them: Dwight, the oldest, died when young, Scott who resides on the old home in the twon of Monroe; Ralph, of Mullenville, Kansas; Frank H., Austin L., Melvin P. and Emma C., all of whom with his wife, four brothers and one sister are left to mourn their loss. Mr. Ely moved his family to Endeavor last fall that the children might attend school. On Nov. 6, being in usual health, he and his wife went to visit friends and relatives in the old home, and after leaving the train at Necedah and reaching the sidewalk he halted and said "I am faint" and in a few moments his spirit had taken its flight, without a gasp or struggle. No one can know the grief and shock to the companion at his side, but He who is the widows God and the orphans guide will comfort and sustain. Mr. Ely sought and found his Saviour when but a young man, and united with the M. E. church. In later years he transferred to the United Brethren of which he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held by Rev. Wilson, Nov. 10, interment in the Spring Creek cemetery. [Transcriber's Note: This is the Monroe Twp cemetery in section 18] Surnames: Ely, Lecy, Young From the Adams County Press, Saturday November 16, 1912, Page 5 "Aged Man Drops Dead": Henry D. Ely, a long time resident of Spring Creek, dropped dead last Wednesday evening on Main street, just in front of Lecy's shoe store. He, together with his wife had just arrived from Endeavor, their present home, on the evening train. They ascended the stairway near Young's potato house to get up onto the main street, and the violent exertion, it is believed, caused his sudden death. The body was immediately taken to the opera hall. Mr. Ely was a member of Company E, 16th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and was a member of the Necedah Post. Mr. Ely was about 80 years old and is survived by his widow, five sons and one daughter. Funeral services were held at Spring Creek, Sunday, and the remains were laid at rest in the Spring Creek cemetery. A suitable obituary will appear next week. --from the Necedah Republican ELY, Jonathan D. Jonathan D. Ely, d. 1883 Surname: Ely Source: Adams County Press, Saturday January 19, 1884, Page 5 DIED--ELY--At Spring Creek Post Office, Adams county, Wisconsin, on the 28th day of December, 1883, Jonathan D. Ely, aged 76 years, 2 months and 9 days. Mr. Ely was a native of Wilbraham Massachusetts, of Puritan stock. He was married in Westfield, Massachusetts, October 19, 1836; converted under the preaching of Robert Conklin, revivalist, in the winter of 1849-50, and joined the Congregational church. In 1852 removed to Rockville Connecticut. Came to Adams county Wisconsin in the spring of 1855. United by letter from the church of his earlier choice with the Methodist Episcopal Church on Strongs Prairie in July, 1864. He had the pleasure of witnessing the union of his household in church fellowship with himself. Brother Ely was well read in the Bible, and the current literature of the day. Four of his sons are prosperous farmers in the neighborhood. One son is in the far West. His only daughter was at home on a visit. All the family in the neighborhood were with him during his last illness, and witnessed his patience and resignation, and received his dying benediction. The respect in which he was held was attested by the large crowd at his funeral. [Apparently submitted by E Yocum] ENGELHARDT, Mrs. Lottie Lottie Bacon Engelhardt, 1864 - 1902 Surnames: Bacon, Engelhardt Source: Adams County Press, Dec 20, 1902, Page 4 In memoriam: The following from the Wisconsin Times, the paper published at the School for the Deaf at Delavan, records the death of a former bright and popular young lady of Adams county, "Pet," a daughter of the late George B. Bacon of White Creek. Her death brings keen sorrow and regret to many people here who still cherish tender memories of her gentle presence: "A postal card dated December 8th, announcing the decease of Mrs. Lottie Engelhardt has just been received from Milwaukee. After a lingering illness she passed away at eight minutes before ten o'clock, Monday morning, December 8th. Her remains will be interred at Forest cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, December 10. Mrs. Lottie Engelhardt (nee Miss Lottie BACON '83) was born in White Creek, Adams county, Wis., January 28, 1864. She was gifted with so bright a mind that she went to school at the age of only three years and made remarkable progress in the rudiments of education until she unfortunately fell a victim of cerebro meningitis at nine years of age, and in consequence felt the painful loss of hearing and mental recalling of what she had previously learned at school. Upon her recovery she was sent to the school for the deaf at Delavan. During her course at school she gave striking proof of literary taste and adherence to the moral principles of life, and still more enjoyed the unbounded confidence and friendship of teachers and pupils alike. It is said that she was once ambitious of procuring a position as teacher in this school but was given no encouragement. Lottie began her schooling at Delavan in 1878 and graduated with credit in the summer of 1883. Soon after her graduation she procured a position at Mauston, Juneau county and in Arcadia, Trempealeau county, Wis. She also worked eight or nine months at her trade in Chicago and two years in Milwaukee where she made good wages. She then left for Algoma, Iowa, where her parents had moved from Wisconsin. April 25, 1893, she was married to Mr. Phillip S. Engelhardt who is widely known among the deaf, and for many years has worked as a pattern maker in the employ of Filer & Stowell. Mr. and Mrs. Engelhardt have lived happily together during their married life of ten years. The fruits of this marriage are three children--one boy and two girls. The oldest is a girl. The writer used to make Mr. and Mrs. Engelhardt a visit almost every time he stopped in Milwaukee on his way home to Oshkosh. Although she knew that she would never get well again, she was resigned, and her mind remarkably clear to the last, though she had suffered for so long a time.Rev. Wangerin administered communion to her some time before the close of her earthly journey. The writer saw the deceased while she was at the point of death. She lifted up her hand and took mine and spelled out a few words saying "Take care of your health and family; I am too sick to talk." Her most pitiful condition and apparent resignation produced an ineffaceable impression on my mind. Those who have occasionally asked about her, and have learned of her decease with great sorrow, all wish to join in expressing sympathy to Mr. Engelhardt in his bereavement, and hope that he may find comfort and grace in the ever good and wise Father who is in Heaven." ERBSTOESSER, Sidonia W. Sidonia W. Erbstoesser, Nov 1, 1916 - Aug 5, 2001 Surnames: Barton, DeMonte, Dohr, Erbstoesser, Gremler, Hamlin, Karau, Pankow, Pauls, Sann Source: Abstracted from the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter, Wed August 8, 2001, Page 9B Sidonia Erbstoesser, 84, Arkdale, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at Riverview Hospital, Wisconsin Rapids. Mrs. Erbstoesser was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Pine River, to Ernest and Caroline (Karau) Pankow. She married Robert R. Erbstoesser Sept. 23, 1939, in Chicago. He died Dec. 21, 1974. She moved to the Adams County town of Big Flats in 1999. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn (Merlyn) Barton, and Jean (Angelo) DeMonte; two sons, Russell G. (Pamela) Erbstoesser, and James C. (Diane) Erbstoesser; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Dohr, and Elaine Gremler; and one brother, Norman (Lilamae) Pankow. Sidonia was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers (Martin and Carl Pankow); and three sisters (Viola Hamlin, Gerda Pauls and Olga Sann). Interment will be Aug. 13 in Fairview Memorial Park, Northlake, Illinois. Roseberry' s Funeral Home and Crematory, Friendship, is assisting the family with arrangements. *A photo accompanied this obituary* ERICKSON, Arne Arne Erickson, d. Feb. 7, 1897 Source: Adams County Press, Saturday February 13, 1897 Arne ERICKSON, son of Blacksmith ERICKSON of Strongs Prairie was found dead in his buggy when his horse arrived at Arkdale last Sunday afternoon. A coroner's inquest was held on Monday, which resulted in a verdict that the deceased came to his death by the use of alcohol. We understand that the stomach of the deceased has been sent to the city for examination. Deceased was about 31 years of age, and unmarried. ERICKSON, Henry Alvin Henry Alvin Erickson, 1899 - 1921 Surnames: Anderson, Attleson, Erickson, Field, Glorvigen, Harrison, Holm, Marks, Olson, Pederson, Quam, Raftshol, Rose, Smith, Soley, Stedge, Wollum Source: Friendship Reporter, February 17, 1921, Page 5 Funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran church at Roche-a-Cris Wednesday afternoon, February 9th, and the remains of Henry Alvin Erickson were laid to rest in the family lot in the cemetery adjoining the church.Pastor A. J. Raftshol officiated. Deceased passed away February 6th, 1921, having been fatally injured theday before, while working around an engine at Arkdale. He was born near that place November 2nd, 1899 and was the youngest son of the late Halvor and Anna Erickson. He was baptised November 30th, 1899 and confirmed October 19th, 1913. When he was only two days old his father died and five years later his mother passed to the Great Beyond. From that time he has made his home with his grandmother, Mrs. Berent Olson, and his uncle, Herman Olson. He is survived by his grandmother, four brothers, John of Wisconsin Rapids, Stanley and Hilbert of Arkdale, and Alfred of Strongs Prairie, and two sisters, Mrs. Hans Pederson of Arkdale and Mrs. Norva Smith of St. Paul, Minnesota. Other near relatives are: Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Olson, Herman Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olson of Blair, Mr. and Mrs. James Attleson, Mr. and Mrs. John Quam of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Olson, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Olson, Mrs. Pauline Harrison of Chicago and Mrs. Anna Stedge. His tragic death has brought deep grief, not only to the bereaved relatives, but to the Young People's Luther League; our church as a whole, and the entire neighborhood. Our earthly life is indeed but like a vapor, appearing only for a little while and then passing away at an unexpected moment. As Christians, however, we may in the midst of great tribulations experience a certain joy mixed with our sorrows. The blessed assurance of a future glory calms our grief and tinges the hours of sadness with a marvelous beauty excelling the wonders of the cloud reefs on which the sleeping sunlight sheds its radiance on a mid-summer evening after the storm has spent its fury. Above the clouds of sorrow shines the Son of Righeousness. Amid the frowning present we see there is a peace and perfect deliverance from all evil for all true believers in Him who raised up Jesus, our Lord, from the dead. Among those who attended the funeral from away were: Harold Smith of St. Paul, Minnesota; Mrs. Emma Anderson and son Ernest, of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Rose of Chicago and Denny Marks of Wisconsin Rapids. The pallbearers were: Theodor Wollum, Elmer Glorvigen, Karl Raftshol, Guy Soley, Magnus Field and Norvil Holm. ERICKSON, Holver Holver Erickson, d. 1899 Surname: Erickson Source: Adams County Press, Nov 11, 1899, Page 5 Died at his home in Arkdale, on Friday night, Nov 3, 1899, of disease of the heart. Mr. Erickson had been a resident of the town of Strongs Prairie for many years; respected and esteemed by his neighbors. The funeral was on Monday. Mr. Erickson had been ailing for nearly a year, and confined to the house for the last three months of his life. He was about 48 years old at the time of his death and leaves a widow and seven children--one of the latter born only two days before his death--and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his death. ERICKSON Otto Otto Erickson, 1878 - 1937 Surname: Erickson Source: Friendship Reporter, Sep 9 1937, Page 1 Otto Erickson, son of Erick and Olla Erickson, was born at Arkdale, May 17, 1878, and died following a stroke of apoplexy on August 31, 1937, aged 59 years, 3 months and 14 days. Deceased's entire life was passed in the Arkdale community. He was baptized on July 7, 1878, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith on July 16th, 1893. He is survived by his three brothers, Oscar, Peter and Charles, all of Arkdale, his stepmother, Mrs. Anna Erickson, a half-brother Lawrence; and three half-sisters, Orpha, Ruth and Edna, all of Evanston Illinois. Funeral services were held at the Trinity Lutheran church in Arkdale on Saturday, Sept. 4th. Rev. L. W. Halvorson officiating, Roseberry's directing. The pallbearers were Edw. Larson, Martin bergerson, Albert Bergerson, Benj. Enerson, Louis Peterson and Peter Peterson. Interment was in the East cemetery. ERICKSON William William Harold Erickson, 1905 - 1934 Source: Adams County Times, Jan 26, 1934, Page 1 and Page 7. Not the complete obit due to copyright laws. William Erickson, 27, of the town of Strongs Prairie, was fatally crushed Saturday under a mass of sawdust while assisting in filling the icehouse of the Arkdale Cooperative Creamery Company. William Erickson was born at Arkdale October 26, 1905 and died January 13, 1934 at the age of 28 years, 2 months and 17 days. He was married January 16, 1930 to Miss Lizzie Dye of Easton. He is survived by his wife Lizzie and their two children, Donald William and Eileen Mae; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Erickson; two sisters, Fern and Myrtle; and five brothers, Donald, Floyd, Morris, Walfred and Burt. Funeral services were held on his fourth wedding anniversary, January 16, 1930, at the Arkdale Lutheran church, with interment in the East Arkdale cemetery. [tombstone in East Arkdale cemetery says Wm was born Oct 26, 1906] ERNST, Mrs. Mrs. Evans Ernst, d. 1903 Surnames: Ernst, Evans Source: Adams County Press, May 2, 1903, Page 5 Column 4DIED--Mrs. Ernst, the mother of N. W. Evans, died at the home of her son in this village, last Saturday forenoon. Mrs. ERNST came here from Illinois last summer, and most of the time since then had been in poor health and consequently was but little known by the village people. She was 69 years of age. Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Evans last Sunday afternoon, conducted by T. Corwin of Adams Center. Mrs. N. M. Jones, Mrs. F. J. Thomm, Miss Viola Cummings, J. W. Gunning and P. J. Collipp furnished appropriate music. The interment was made in Mount Repose cemetery. EROVITZ, Mary Mary Erovitz, d. 1903 Surnames: Brojak, Erovitz Source: Adams County Press, Feb 14, 1903, Page 4 Column 4 DIED--Mrs. Mary Erovitz: Mrs. Mary Erovitz died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brojak, in the town of Preston, on Thursday morning at 4 o'clock. Mary Brojak was married to Irvin Erovitz at Chicago, on October 24, 1900, and since that time has resided in that city. About the 29th of November, she was taken ill with convulsions and afterward contracted typhoid fever. About six weeks ago Mrs. Brojak was summoned to Chicago, and about a month ago returned to her home in Preston, bringing her daughter with her. Later, Mrs. Erovitz suffered a relapse, from which she was unable to rally, and passed away Thursday morning. She leaves surviving her husband and two small children. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the residence of Mr. Brojak, Rev. Corwin officiating. EVANS, Josephine Josephine Evans, d. 1902 Surnames: Cummings, Evans, Webster From the Adams County Press, 27 September 1902, Page 4 DIED--Mrs. Josephine Evans: At her home one mile west of Friendship, Friday, September 19, 1902, of heart failure, Mrs. Josephine Evans, aged 30 years, 7 months and 20 days. Mrs. Evans was born at Point Bluff, in the town of Springville, in this county, on the 31st day of January, 1863, and was the youngest child of Joseph and Mary Cummings. She had six brothers and sisters, four of whom--Joseph, Theodore, Norman and Maria (now Mrs. Irvin Webster of Point Bluff) survive her. On June 16th, 1882, at the city of Portage, Wisconsin, she and Eugene Evans were married. Of this union, three children, daughters, were born, one of whom died in infancy while two--Maud and Elizabeth--survive her.The family resided at Point Bluff until two years ago when Mr. Evans purchased the Henry farm, a mile west of Friendship, and moved his family to it, and has since made it his residence. Mrs. Evans was a good woman. No one could converse with her even for a brief few moments without being impressed forcibly with that fact, not because she endeavored to so impress it upon others, but because it was so innate in her character one could not fail to recognize that it was a marked characteristic of her life.The funeral was on Sunday, the exercises being conducted by Elder Robinson of Adams Center. There was a prayer at the house, and then the remains were taken to White Creek, where at the church further appropriate services were had. The interment was in what is usually known as the Town Line Cemetery in the town of Springville. For nearly a year, Mrs. Evans had suffered much from Bright's disease of the kidneys. This was the primary cause of her death, while heart failure resulting from her long illness and consequent prostration, was the immediate cause. Kindly, tender memories will long remain of the gentle, gracious Mrs. Josephine EVANS. EVERHARD R. E. Source: Adams County Press, Saturday February 18, 1893, New Chester news column Mr. R.E. Everhard, formerly of the town of Lincoln, of late a resident of Westfield, was buried here in this town last Sunday. Mr. Everhard had been in poor health for a long time. He was numbered with the oldest settlers in Adams County.
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