Sophia <I>Gumto</I> Wegner

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Sophia Gumto Wegner

MRS. WM WEGNER FUNERAL

No doubt the largest funeral ever held in the Germantown Evangical church was that of Mrs. Wegner, of this city. Mrs. Wegner was born on January 19th, 1838, in Lippton, Germany, and died on the 6th day of December, 1901, in her home of Lamberton.
She was married to Wm. Wegner, Sr., on 1860, and came to this country in 1866. The family first located at Nicollet, Min., in 1870. Mr. Wegner took a claim with others of his countrymen, Messrs. A.F. Werner, Valentine Bott and Fred Yuhnke, southeast of Lamberton. The early years of the first settlers was a time of great hardships and at times it did look as if they could not live through it. But the great determination to secure a home prompted them to hold out. Often during the summer months Mr. Wegner would go to the south eastern part of the state and earn money for bread while Mrs. Wegner worked on, trusting in God, until after a time of hardships, conditions grew better.
Three years ago the old folks turned over their large farm business to their sons, and moved to Lamberton to spend their last years in a quiet way. It was pleasant for them to know that by the help of God they had plenty to live on and to see all their children nicely provided for. Mrs. Griese, the only daughter, and Messrs. August, Richard and Chas. Wegner are of the prosperous farmers of near Lamberton. William Wegner, Jr., has just moved into his new home, and is employed by F.H. Retzlaff. The entire family are members of the Evangelical church. The deceased had been ailing some all summer, but not until a few weeks before her death was she confined to her bed.
Mrs. Wegner had an easy death. She comforted her husband and children by telling them, "I am going where it is better than here." The burial took place December 9th. At 12:30 p.m. a large number of relatives and friends gathered at the home of the deceased where a short service was held.
The Messrs. Fred and John Werner, F. Yuhnke, F. Goede and August Rantenberg were the pallbearers. In the lovely hearse from Springfield the remains were taken to the church where over 400 people assembled to show the last honor to Mrs. Wegner. The service was conducted by Rev. C.F. Kachel, and singing by the quartet of the church. At 4 p.m. all that was left of Mrs. Wegner was given over to Mother Earth to rest until called at the morning of the resurrection.
The following business houses were represented at the funeral: Schandera & Waterman, Spalding Bros., F.H. Retzlaff, E.C. Steinhauser, Frank Rinke, Chester Bros., Gebhard Bros., L. Redding of the State Bank, Geo. J. Grimm of the Citizens Bank, Koenig & Pechtl, Gebhard & Roth, Geo B. Tretbar, A.H. Anderson, Buenger Bros., Doster & Fritsche.
In this connection the family desire to extend heartfelt thanks for all the kindness shown them by their neighbors and friends during the time of bereavement.

Lamberton Star
December 13, 1901


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  • Maintained by: Debbie & Gary
  • Originally Created by: shansen
  • Added: 7 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58290284
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sophia Gumto Wegner (19 Jan 1838–6 Dec 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58290284, citing Germantown Evangelical United Methodist Cemetery, Sanborn, Redwood County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Debbie & Gary (contributor 48618403) .