|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1873|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1920|
SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. BLAU
Mrs. Christina Blau died Sunday evening at the home of her sister. Mrs. Joseph Thering, at Plain. Mrs. Blau was stricken with apoplexy, Sunday, while in attendance at the Fourth of July picnic at Plain, and died about four hours after the attack.
During the school year Mrs. Blau made her home in Fennimore with her daughter Clara, who taught in the schools of that city, and several weeks ago suffered a stroke from which she rallied. She then treated for a time in a Madison sanitarium and felt much improved.
At the end of the shool year she came to Spring Green for the summer vacation and was stopping at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Pronold. On the day of her death she was feeling particularly good and about the middle of the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Pronold took her to the picnic, as this offered an opportunity to see many of her relatives who reside in Franklin. Soon after their arrival there, while in conversation with friends, she was overcome and death resulted despite all that could be done for her.
After the death of her husband, in June, 1900, Mrs. Blau successfully managed the general merchandise business which he had built up in village, retiring February 10th, 1916.
Mrs. Blau was a very capable woman. Bereft of her husband in early life she conducted her store, educated her daughters and placed them all in comfortable circumstances, though handicapped by the disastrous fire of 1908, in which her business and home were both burned. Her pleasant personality and well-conducted store made friends of all the splendid devotion in the rearing of her family under the trying circumstances, which only the courage of a mother could accomplish, endeared her to old and young.
In March, 1916, the decedent met the greatest trial of her life - the death of her younger daughter Christina, who was idolized by mother and sister.
Briefly stated, her life history is: Christina Hutter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hutter, born in Franklin, Sauk county, Wisconsin, January 11th, 1873; married in October, 1895, to Michael Blau; bereft of her husband in June, 1900; called upon in March, 1916, to give up her daughter, Christina, and closing her own earthly career July 4, 1920.
Every person in the community grieves with the only surviving member of this little family ----- the daughter, Miss Clara, who is left with the memory of the splendid devotion and self-sacrifice of a noble woman - her mother.
Funeral services were held at St. John's church Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J. B. Brudermanns.
Besides the many from the surrounding country who attended this funeral, the following from a distance were present; Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Hutter, Miss Lydia Hess, Mrs. Theresia Beisch, Chicago; Joseph Hutter, Fond du Lac; Mrs. Emil Bettinger, South Milwaukee; Miss Anne Darcy, Madison; Mrs. W.C. Schmidt and daughter Dorothy, Avoca; Alvin Bettinger, Madison; Mesdames Frank Nowac, J.O. Chaput, George Finnegan, Fred Grandt, B. Schappener and Armfield, Fennimore, Pearson Hutter, Mrs. Lillian Laughnan, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Hemberger, Sauk City.
Source: Weekly Home News, Spring Green, Wisconsin - July 8, 1920, page 1.
Michael B. Blau (1865 - 1900)*
Clara M Blau Rolfs (1896 - 1942)*
Christina (Babe) Blau (1899 - 1916)*
Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Debbie
Record added: Sep 08, 2009
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