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Albertine Lenz Heidenworth 

contributor: Pat Drees

June 5th, 1908

Well Known Peshtigo Woman Passes Away – Pioneer Resident  

The people of this city and the friends and relatives of Mrs. Christ Heidenworth were shocked on hearing of her death which occurred at 5:30 o’clock Friday evening. Although having been in poor health for the past two years, she never complained and her illness was not thought serious until Thursday of last week, when a change cause for the worse and she sank rapidly and passed away peaceably within a week’s time from the sudden change.

Mr. Heidenworth and family felt nothing more could be done to arrest the properties of the disease, having secured the best medical aid, but to no avail. About a year ago, Mrs. Heidenworth went to St. Vincent’s Hospital, Green Bay, where she underwent an operation, and her health seemed to be benefited for a few months, when she began to fail in strength. Albertine Lenz Heidenworth was born in Germany September 3rd, 1850 and immigrated with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lenz to America when she was 6 years of age, locating in Chicago, where they lived for a few years. From Chicago, her parents moved to the state of Indiana where they resided for a few years, then they moved to Peshtigo and located on a farm on the Menominee Reservation.

April 16th, 1868, she was married to Christ Heidenworth of this city, where they have since made their home for forty-seven years.

The deceased leaves to mourn her death a husband, one daughter, Alice, two sons, George and Charles, two granddaughters, Alice and Phyllis, one sister, Augusta May, besides her mother, who is in her 89th year and all reside in Peshtigo. Mr. and Mrs. Heidenworth were survivors of the Peshtigo fire (note 1871 Please also seePeshtigo Fire Home Page) and won a lot of friends during the time they resided here.

Mrs. Heidenworth was a lady highly respected by all who knew her and her death will be deeply mourned. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residents on Emery avenue. The sorrowing husband and family have the sympathy of her many friends in their tribulation.


June 5, 1908


Passes Away 

After Long Illness  

The death of Mrs. Christ Heidenworth ocurred Friday evening shortly before sex o'clock and the news of her death was a shock to her many friends, although her recovery had been dispaired of for several daus previous to her demise.

Mrs. Heidenworth had been in failing health for a year or more past and about a year ago submitted to an operation at St. Vincent's hospitalat Green bay with the hope that the chronic ailment of which she had long been a sufferer would ve cured. She improved in health for a time, but the malady again took hold a few months ago and since that time she rapidly declined in health.

The deseased, who before her marriage was Miss Albertine Lenz, was born in Germany Sept 9th, 1850, and came to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lenz, six years later. The Lenz family located in Chicago and after a brief residence there removed to Indiana, finally coming to Peshtigo and purchasing a farm on the old Menominee road.

On April 16th, 1868, she was united in marriage to Christ Heidenworth and were residents of this city fore a continuous period og over forty years. Besides her husband, Mrs. Heidenworth leaves to morn her loss one daughter, Alice, two sons, George and Charles, two granddaughters, Alice and Phyllis, one sister, Augusta May, besides her mother, who is in her 89th year and all reside in Peshtigo. Her aged mother, Mrs. Augusta Lenz, is still living at the advanced age of 89 years and also a sister, Mrs. Augusta May.

The funeral services was held at the family residence at two o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. John T. Fish delivered a very impressive funeral sermon and a choir  rendered seveeral selections. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, the offerings of societies and friends. The remains were taken to Riverside cemtery for interment and the sorrowful  procession of relatices and friends of the deceased ws a long one. Six members of the local Masonic lodge acted as pall bearers.

Among those who came here to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Amost Lemieux, Mrs. Hattie Arthur and Mrs. Myrtle Graves of Marinette, Mrs. A Bartel and daughter of Milwaukee, Mrs. Wm Lebman and Mrs. Ed Quimby of Menomonee and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rice of Beaver.