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Obituary of Mary Hertha Matzke - November 3, 1909

Brown County Democrat, November, 1909.

Mrs. Mary Matzke, Nov. 3, 1909

Mrs. Mary Matzke, widow of the late Fred Matzke, died Wednesday at her home in the town of DePere, her death being the result of old age.  Mrs. Matzke was born in Germany October 30, 1829, being 80 years and 4 days at the time of her death, and came to this country in the early 50's locating at Green Bay, later moving to Oconto and back again to Green Bay.  Her husband responded to the country's call during the Civil War and after he had received his honorable discharge they settled on a farm in the town of DePere where they resided up to the time of her death.  Her husband died about eight years ago and five sons and four daughters survive:
August; Mathew; Annie (Mrs. Fonder) of Rockford, Wash.; Rose (Mrs. Jos. Kaster); Paul of Glenmore; Theresa (Mrs. J. Becher) of Preble; Sylvester of St. Paul, Minn.; Lizzie (Mrs. E. Daix) of Green Bay; Philip at home. She is also survived by about 40 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Church with interment at Mount Olivet.

Submitted by Pat Matzke