|Wilhelmina "Minnie" Paulsen Holtz|
Wilhelmina Holtz Chilton Times 1929
A message was received in this city Monday morning telling of the death of Wilhelmina Paulsen Holtz, aged 86 years, 11 months and two days, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wilde at 2709 Auer Ave., Milwaukee following an illness of two years, the past year being unable to be out of bed. She was given every attention and care that her daughters could give a mother. On Sunday, her daughters, Mmes. Edw. Wilde and J. Burt Johnson, who were with her, realized that her life was fast ebbing away, the final summons coming as above stated.
Wilhelmina Paulsen, daughter of the late August Paulsen, was born at Heiden, Holstein, Germany, March 22, 1843. In 1850 she came with her parents to join the Forty-eighters, who had settled in the wilderness, in the town of New Holstein, two years previously. She assisted her parents in the pioneer work until her marriage on Oct. 21, 1862 to Charles F. Holtz.
They located on a piece of woodland a mile and a half south of what is now the city of New Holstein and experienced the hardships of those early days. Three years later they disposed of the property and located at Marytown where they conducted a hotel for a year and then came to Chilton. Shortly after coming her Mr. Holtz and the late J. Feind formed a co-partnership and engaged in the mercantile business in what was known as the Hoffmann building on Main street. Later Mr. Feind sold his interest in the store to Wm. Paulsen, a brother of Mrs. Holtz and they continued in business until 1881, when they partnership was dissolved. Mr. Holtz retiring from business. They moved to Court Street where Mr. Holtz died on Dec. 5, 1900. Mrs. Holtz continued to live in the home on Court street until some four and a half years ago when she went to Milwaukee to make her home with Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Wilde.
Although the death of Mrs. Holtz is but the natural sequence of life, her passing was fraught with sad regret in her old home, Chilton. She was a dear old lady, kind, amiable and lovable and we, who knew her well from our early childhood feel that the world is the better for her sour score years and six in it.
There was a short funeral service at her late home in Milwaukee, Dr. Lord of the Episcopal church officiating. The remains were brought to this city Wednesday to the Masonic Temple, from which the funeral was held, the Eastern Stars being in charge of the burial ritual, with commitment in the family lot in Hillside cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, G. A. Holtz of New Holstein and Dr. F. A. Holtz at Hilbert, three daughters, Mrs. Edward Wilde, Mrs. Louis Schoensigel of Milwaukee, Mrs. J. Burt Johnson of Chilton. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and a great grandchild.
Ernest Paulsen (1798 - 1874)
Charles F Holtz (1831 - 1906)*
Gottfried A Holtz (1867 - 1930)*
Alma Holtz (1869 - 1890)*
Ernst Holtz (1871 - 1891)*
Emma Holtz Jodar (1885 - 1922)*
William Paulsen (1828 - 1908)*
August Paulsen (1830 - 1889)*
Wilhelmina Paulsen Holtz (1842 - 1929)
Adolph Paulsen (1846 - 1925)*
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Feb 18, 2011
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