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23 Mar 1906, Pella


Bold, Babetta (Lieb), wife of our former mayor, now Justice of Peace, L. C. Bold, passed away on Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock after a short illness at the age of not yet 58 years.  She was a well known person and respected women of our city a member of the Women’s group and a founder of the Cemetery Society.  The direct cause of death was the stoppage of the bowels.  On Monday noon, Doctors Cantwell, Ragan and Gordon performed surgery but her illness was already devastating progressively and gangrene had set in.

The deceased was born on 1 Dec. 1848 in Moemlingen, Bavaria and came to America in her early years.  On 5 July 1869, she married Dr. L.C. Bold in New York.  The remained a year in New York and New Jersey and then came west, where the couple settled in Milwaukee, then in Oconto until 1884 when they came to Shawano.  Their marriage was blessed with three sons, Paul, Charles and Louis.  The first two passed away already in 1880 and 1898.  The last son lived with his parents in Shawano.  She also leaves a nephew, Edward Lenges, in the city and a niece, Mrs. C. E. Edwards in Chicago.

The funeral was held Friday (today) in the forenoon at the Catholic Church at 9:30 with Father Becker officiating.  The pall bearers were Geo. Schultz, Thomas Wavruneck, F. Martin, A.F. Lieg, V. Ford and John Gallagher.




15 Nov 1906


Death of Mrs. L.C. Bold


The community was saddened Tuesday afternoon by learning of Mrs. L.C. Bold’s sudden death.  Mrs. bold has been suffering for a few years, and last week became worse.  On Sunday last, she consented to an operation, which was her only chance.  The operation was performed Monday Morning, and it was hoped that it would be successful, but the diseased has progressed too far.  Tuesday noon she commenced to fail, and passed away at four o’clock.

Mrs. bold was born in Germany in 1848.  She was married to Dr. Bold in 1869, three sons having blessed their union.  Paul the eldest, died in Milwaukee in 1880.  Chas. died in 1898, and Louis, the youngest, together with her husband is left to mourn a loving wife and mother.  They moved to Shawano about twenty years ago.  She had a large circle of friends, and was a woman of many good qualities.  She did all possible for her home, and she will be greatly missed by those left to mourn.

The funeral will be held Friday morning at the Catholic Church at 10 o’clock.  The deepest sympathy is extended to Dr. Bold and son, and other relatives.