|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1859|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1936|
Mrs. Fred Aebischer, widely known resident, passed away at her home in Gravesville Monday. Death was due to advanced age. She had been a physical invalid for four years, which condition was brought on by hard falls she had suffered.
Mrs. Aebischer, nee Bertha Brandel, was born in Mayville, Wis., October 16, 1859, daughter of the late Godfey and Rosina Brandel. Her parents came to America in 1858 from Bavaria, Germany, going directly to Dodge County where they were among the early settlers.
In 1872, the Brandels moved to Dakota Territory. They pre-empted a homestead and became early settlers of central Richland County. As she matured into young womanhood, Miss Brandel followed the occupation of a housemaid for a considerable time, during which she had charge of the care of little children. The experience became an asset to her after marriage in becoming an ideal mother, a good homemaker and an efficient helpmate for her husband.
Miss Brandel was united in marriage to Fred Aebisher in Great Bend, N.D., Oct. 3, 1889. Immediately after their marriage they settled on a homestead near Nicholson, N. D., where they became early settlers of western Sargeant County. Here they lived 13 years, and during 11 of those years they lost two-thirds of their crops to drought and hail. In a block of five counties, opened to homesteaders in 1883, probably one-fourth of the early settlers left their farms to their creditors, and those who hung on without paying any interest on their debts were still considered making good.
When, in 1907, the late John Aebischer, who was 80, asked his son, Fred, to bring his family to Wisconsin, Mrs. Aebischer for 10 years ministered to his wants in his feeble old age, until his death in 1917.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Aebischer is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Stephenson, Little Suamico, Wis., and Miss Eva, at home; six grandchildren; one brother, Louis Brandel, Claire City, S. D.; two sisters, Mrs. George Worner and Mrs. William Bohn, both of Great Bend, N.D.
Mrs. Aebischer was a member of the German Evangelical church of Great Bend.
Funeral services were held at Erbe-Hoffmann funeral Home with Rev. J. M. Ayres officiating. Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery. (edited for length)
Chilton Times – October 15, 1936
Fred Aebischer (1859 - 1949)*
Hazel M Aebischer Stephenson (1890 - 1972)*
Eva Aebischer (1892 - 1974)*
Plot: 5th Addition to Breed 31
Created by: Janell Shumaker Keuler
Record added: Mar 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87432570