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Katherine Hopf Goeldner
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1864, Equatorial Guinea
Death: Apr., 1941
Wisconsin, USA


Mrs. Alfred Goeldner, nee Katherine Hopf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hopf, was born Jan. 2, 1864 in Saxon, Germany. At the age of six years she came to this country with her parents and they resided in town Nelson. Here she lived until her marriage July 8, 1882, to Alfred Goeldner. They then came to Alma and she continued to live here for many years. The circumstances of the family were such that it required every effort to bring up the children, and like a true mother, Mrs. Goeldner did not spare herself. She earned what she could working out for other people, doing housework and her services were in demand in many homes for she was not afraid to work. In later years, after she left Alma, she was employed for some time at La Crosse by Sheriff Walter Rice and did housework for the Rice family in the county jail building. There, as here, she was respected as a willing, capable worker.

It was in 1930 that she went to La Crosse to reside, having sold her home north of the city. She resided with her daughter Louise, Mrs. Roy Treakle, during the winter and five weeks ago went to town Modena, to spend some time with her daughter Etta, Mrs. Alvin Linse.

On Sunday morning she became seriously ill and passed away about noon. She attained the age of 76 years. Her health had been failing quite rapidly within the past year.

Survivors include three children, Arthur of La Crosse, and the two daughters, Mrs. Treakie and Mrs. Linse, above mentioned. She also leaves eleven grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and two sisters, Emma, Mrs. Wm. O. Mueller, Alma, and Mary, Mrs. Henry Streich, of North Dakota. Her husband passed away May 8, 1924, in Post Falls, Idaho, and three sons, Robert, Alfred and Orville died many years ago. Her sister, Martha, Mrs. Morris McQuiston, this city, died several weeks ago, on April 7.

Funeral services were conducted yesterday, Wednesday, at the Stohr chapel, Rev. Edward Mohr officiating and burial was made in the Alma cemetery. Songs were sung by members of the Reformed church choir, Ferd and Fred Michaels, Walter Capps, Oscar Sterry, Ronald Goeldner and Orville Linse were pallbearers.

Among those who came to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goeldner, daughters Ruth and Arlene, Mrs. Roy Treakle and Mrs. Leola Robach, son Brian, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Papachek, Mrs. Elmer Treakle, Mrs. Jessie Powell, all of La Crosse.

Buffalo County Journal, Thursday, May 1, 1941

Alma Cemetery
Buffalo County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Dec 26, 2013
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Katherine <i>Hopf</i> Goeldner
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