|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1860, Switzerland|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 1933|
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The Columbus Daily Telegram, September 1933:
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MAX GOTTBERG, SR., TO BE HELD TOMORROW
Came to Platte County With Her Parents From Switzerland Nearly 70 Years Ago
Funeral services for Mrs. Max Gottberg, Sr., pioneer resident of Platte county, who resided at 2810 Nineteenth street, and who died Saturday afternoon at the Good Samaritan hospital following a brief illness, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the family home and at 2:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Protestant church, with Rev. J.H. Steger, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Columbus Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the McKown funeral home until tomorrow morning, when it will be removed to the family home.
Mrs. Gottberg death was due to a heart attack. She was taken ill quite suddenly last Wednesday and was removed to the hospital that day.
As Miss Ida Schaad, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Schaad, she was born on Oct. 13, 1860 in Schwartshauser by Arwangen in Switzerland, and came with her parents when they migrated to this country, when she was but six years of age. They settled on a farm, now owned by Henry Buss, sr., in Bismark township. Here she grew to young womanhood and made the acquaintance of Max Gottberg, who was residing on a farm a few miles north of her home.
She and Mr. Gottberg were united in marriage in Columbus on June 21, 1884, and established their home on a farm in Shell Creek township, on an 80 acre plot of groung, seven miles northwest of Columbus. They resided there until 1892 when they purchased a 160 acre tract of land from Henry Burke, which was about two miles away. In 1907 Mr. and Mrs. Gottberg retired from farm life and moved to Columbus at which time Mr. Gottberg started in the automobile business, which has now grown to be one of the leading establishments of its kind in this section of the state.
Often in later years, Mrs. Gottberg in a reminiscent mood, made a comparison of her first trip to Columbus from Omaha as a girl of 6, which took four weeks, and the present day mode of traveling to Omaha and back in a day, her parents landed in Omaha, they bought a team of oxen, a wagon and some household furnishings and started west. They stopped first at Elk City, Neb., because of the heavy fain and waited for the waters in the Elkhorn river to recede before they could ford the river. It took them all of four weeks to make the journey from Omaha to Columbus-a trip that is easily made in two hours now.
Mrs. Gottberg to whom Mr. Gottberg attributes much of his success in his business venture, was most thorough and efficient, in all of her undertakings in lodge, and social work. During the world war, having lent four of her six sons to the army of the United States, she took an active part in Red Cross relief work. She was also a member of the Rebekah lodge and the Swiss Ladies society.
She is survived by her husband and her six sons, Max, jr., Jacob, Oscar, Alex, Milton and John Gottberg all of Columbus.
The body will lie in state at the McKown funeral home until tomorrow morning when it will be removed to the family home."
Fred Schaad (1816 - 1892)
Elizabeth Schaad (1826 - 1900)
Max Gottberg (1861 - 1944)*
Max Frederick Gottberg (1884 - 1964)*
Jacob Werner Gottberg (1886 - 1970)*
Oscar A. Gottberg (1888 - 1963)*
Alex Gottberg (1890 - 1967)*
Milton Henry Gottberg (1892 - 1959)*
John F. Gottberg (1894 - 1939)*
Fred Schaad (1852 - 1894)*
Hugo Schaad (1856 - 1916)*
Adolph Schaad (1859 - 1895)*
Ida Schaad Gottberg (1860 - 1933)
Created by: Don
Record added: May 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19644798
Rest in Peace Ida. Gone, but not forgotten.|
Added: Apr. 5, 2011