|Birth: ||Jul. 3, 1842|
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 1914|
Obit from the Manitowoc---1914
It is with deepest regret that The Times chronicles the death of Mrs. Bertha FI Schlichting, widow of the late Reinhold Schlichting, and one of Chilton's prominent pioneer woman, which occurred on Tuesday morning, July 7,at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas.Goesling, following a long siege of intermittent suffering. Some years ago Mrs.Schlichting was stricken with paralysis and though she rallied from the stroke in time, her health was never the same and there were periods in which she was desperately ill, near death's door it would seem;but careful nursing and a rugged constitution would bring her back to fairly good health again. As the years passed she became less able to withstand these attacks, the final one which occurred about four weeks ended her suffering and bringing her eternal rest.
She was left without a mother in early infancy and when thirteen years of age went to Berlin,Germany to make her home with a sister. At the age of nineteen she came to this country, joining her father, the late Colonel Henry
F.Belitz, who had preceded her, at Kiel, this state, where she married July 30, 1864 to the late Major Schlicting, who was home on leave from the war on a furlough. In 1866, they came to Chilton and purchased the Washington House the leading hotel in this vicinity in early days and conducted the same for six years.
She was the mother of four children, one of whom,Oscar, is dead and in addition to rearing her brood she made a place in her heart and home for two motherless relatives, William and Lillie Schlichting, the latter now Mrs.CS Fulton, whom she raised from infancy until able to do for themselves. Her husdand died suddenly of heart failure on July 6th, 1897, which dampened her spirit and saddened her life immeasurably but the devoted care of her daughter and sons helped to make up for the great loss and surrounded her with every comfort until called to join him in a better world.
She is survived by one daughter,Mrs.Chas.Goessling, of this city and two sons, Herman B. Schlichting of Deadwood,S.Dakota and Carl Schlichting of Chicago, also by two grandsons, William Herman Schlichting of Minneapolis,Minn., Eugene of Deadwood, and one great grandson, William Herman Schlichting of Minneapolis, three sisters, Mmes Helen Hoyer,HC Lammers of Chicago, Mrs.GA Hipke of Milwaukee and three brothers, Dr.Wm.Belitz of Cochran, this state, Dr. Alfred Belitz of Salt Lake city,Utah and Arthur Belitz of Madison.
The funeral was held from the home Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev.WA Arpke officiating with interment in the family lot in the Breed Cemetery.
Her mother was Auguste Charlotte Albertine Reyher born 20th September, 1801. Bertha had a sister Anna Pauline Ottilie Belitz born 21st November, 1844 in Seehausen, Prussia and died there 20th November, 1846. Auguste was a widow when she married Heinrich Friedrich Belitz. Her first marriage was to Johann Ludwig Bensch.
Heinrich F. Belitz (1817 - 1878)
Reinhard Frederick George Schlichting (1835 - 1897)
Herman B. Schlichting (1866 - 1920)*
Oscar Schlichting (1867 - 1892)*
Jennie Schlichting Goessling (1869 - 1938)*
Carl G. Schlichting (1871 - 1927)*
Bertha Fredericka Ida Belitz Schlichting (1842 - 1914)
Franklin Belitz (1858 - 1862)*
Henry Belitz (1860 - 1862)*
Clara Belitz Hipke (1868 - 1938)*
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