|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1860, Germany|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1945|
Fillmore County lost another of its pioneers in the death of Mrs. Emma Reinsch, Monday, December 3, 1945 at her home in Geneva.
Emma Kamler was born January 28, 1860 in the southern part of Silesia, Germany which borders Austria. At the age of twenty-two she came to America and was united in marriage to Joseph Reinsch at Nebraska City, Nebraska April 12, 1881. They homesteaded on the farm that is now the William Reinsch home in Momence Township, Fillmore County. Their first home was a sod house. Thirteen children were born to this union.
In 1911 Mr. and Mrs. Reinsch moved to Geneva residence, which was Mrs. Reinsch home until her death. Mr. Reinsch passed away June 4, 1916. Two children, an infant son and the oldest daughter, Mrs. Anna Yaeger, preceded her in death.
Those surving are Emil of Geneva, Frank of Grafton, Charles of Geneva, John and William of Shickley, Henry of Geneva, Herman of Shickley, Mrs. Ernest Volkmer of Martland, Ernest of Shickley and Caroline of Denver. Also surviving are sixty-four grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren.
Two of her sons served in the first world war and twelve of her grandsons served in the second world war. Four of them are still overseas. Six who returned were her pallbearers. They were Sgt. Clarence Reinsch, T/4 Leonard Reinsch, First Lt. Robert Reinsch, S/Sgt. Bernard Grote, S/Sgt. Richard Yaeger and Gunner's mate 1/C Charles Yaeger, all of whom were in uniform.
Funeral mas was said by Father James F. Gilroy at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Geneva at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial services were conducted by Father Paul Ulenberg of St. Mary's Catholic Church at Turkey Creek.
Joseph Reinsch (1851 - 1916)*
Emil Reinsch (1883 - 1964)*
Anna Reinsch Yaeger (1884 - 1927)*
Frank J Reinsch (1885 - 1953)*
Charlie Reinsch (1886 - 1947)*
John Reinsch (1888 - 1982)*
William Reinsch (1890 - 1981)*
Henry Albert Reinsch (1891 - 1979)*
Amalia M. Reinsch Grote (1895 - 1959)*
Emma Reinsch Volkmer (1896 - 1979)*
Ernest Reinsch (1899 - 1978)*
Saint Marys Cemetery
Created by: Lorraine Anderson
Record added: Apr 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13967740