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Sophia Hecht Anderka
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Birth: May 23, 1843, Germany
Death: Aug. 18, 1924
Rice County
Minnesota, USA

Mrs. Sophia Anderka, one of the oldest residents of Richland passed away yesterday at the Anderka homestead in Richland following an illness of long duration. She was 81 years old. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and at St. John's church of Wheeling at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in St. John's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Irvin Anderka, Milton Anderka, Arthur Anderka, Alvin Mentz, Christian Koelle and Christian Luther. Mrs. Anderka, nee Sophia Hecht, was born in Germany, May 23, 1843, coming to the United States in 1864, to make her home in Illinois. While there she was married to Christian Anderka. Later they moved to Prescott, Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Anderka came to Richland sixty years ago, walking the distance from Prescott, Wisconsin, to Rice county. Arriving on a Sunday morning they attended services in St. John's church, then a log structure, and became affiliated with the church of which Mrs. Anderka had been a member for sixty years. Since the death of her husband thirty years ago, Mrs. Anderka made her home on the old homestead with her son Christian, Jr. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Carl Holmen, Mrs. H. C. Mentz, Mrs. Lena Koelle and Mrs. William Fehn of Faribault, four sons Christian, Jr.; of Richland, Charles, Fred and Henry Anderka, all of Faribault, a brother, William Hecht of Taylor, N. D., fifteen grandchildren A daughter, Tilda; preceded her mother in death. Mrs. Anderka has been in failing health for a number of years, and has been confined to her bed during the past five months. 
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  Christian Anderka (1833 - 1894)*
  Louise Anderka Fehn (1866 - 1959)*
  Fred Anderka (1877 - 1953)*
  Charles Anderka (1879 - 1959)*
  Christ F Anderka (1881 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Evangelical Cemetery
Rice County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Jan 01, 2012
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Sophia <i>Hecht</i> Anderka
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