Margaret Schommer Chilton Times March 25, 1922
The tolling of St. Mary's church bells on Sunday evening announced the death of Mrs. John J. Schommer, which occurred at her home on Court Street at 4:00 o'clock that afternoon.
Margaret Berchem was born in Emmelbau, Germany, on Jan. 15th, 1848. When a child of seven years she came to America with her parents, who settled at Marytown, Fond du Lac County. They remained there two years and then located on a farm in the town of Brothertown, one mile south of the village of Charlesburg, where the deceased grew to womanhood and where she was united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1877 to John J. Schommer, who survives her. After marriage the young couple moved onto a farm three miles south of this city in East Brothertown which was their home until Nov. 1, 1910, when they turned over the homestead to their son, John P. Schommer and moved to this city, purchasing what is known as the Maj. Schlichting home on Court street, in which she died.
Mrs. Schommer always enjoyed good health until about two years ago when she suffered a very severe attack of pneumonia, her life hanging on a thread for days, but from which she finally recovered. This attack left her less robust than she was before it and on Feb. 6th she suffered a second attack of pneumonia which was complicated by a serious heart trouble. Her condition was so alarming that all members of her family were called to her bedside and remained for about three weeks when she began to improve and was considered out of danger although very weak. On Thursday of last week, March 16th, she was stricken with paralysis, her left side being affected by the stroke which finally caused her death on Sunday.
Mrs. Schommer was a religious woman and in later years when relieved of care found her greatest comfort in attending services at St. Mary's church of which she was a member. This religious spirit was manifested in her home life and its environment, three of her daughters joining different orders of the sisterhood; namely; Sister M. Carmelitta, C.S. A., Sister M. Leonida, O.S.F., Sister M. Leo, O.S.F. She was a very devoted wife and mother, omitting nothing that would add to the well being and comfort of the family. She was well liked in the neighborhood in which she lived in this city as well as in her former home in Brothertown, leaving many to mourn her departure.
The funeral was held from St. Mary's church in this city on Thursday morning, the remains being escorted to Charlesburg where they were laid at rest in the family lot in St. Charles' cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, two sons, John P. of Brothertown and Henry of this city and six daughters, Sister M. Carmelita of New York City, Sister M. Leonida of Keota, Iowa, Sister M. Leo of Creighton, Neb., Mrs. George Nennig of Chilton town, Mrs. John Daun of Brothertown, Mrs. John Schmitt of the town of Chilton. One daughter, Mrs. Peter J. Meyers of Brothertown preceded her mother in death on June 12, 1919.
Johann Baptista Berchem (1809 - 1891)
Maria Magdalina Wild Berchem (1814 - 1893)
John Schommer (1835 - 1925)
Katherine Schommer Meyers (1880 - 1919)*
Susanna Schommer Daun (1881 - 1965)*
Leonida Schommer (1883 - 1971)*
Leo Schommer (1885 - 1974)*
John P Schommer (1886 - 1971)*
Henry J. Schommer (1888 - 1959)*
Catherine Berchem Kaut (1840 - 1916)**
Catherine Berchem Schumacher (1845 - 1925)*
Margaretha Berchem Schommer (1848 - 1922)
Susanna Berchem Schommer (1851 - 1875)*
Jacob Berchem (1853 - 1902)*
Saint Charles Cemetery
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