Mrs. Alexander (Paulina) BUCHOLTZ

SHAWANO COUNTY ADVOCATE
Tuesday. Oct. 7.1913

A PIONEER PASSES AWAY

Mrs. Alexander Bucholtz one of the oldest and best known settlers of this section of country, died at the home of her son, Frank, in this city shortly after noon on Sunday, Sept. 28,1913, at the age of 78 years and 7 months.

Mrs. Bucholtz had been a sufferer from a complication of diseases for the past few years but with patient fortitude had bourne them with the same spirit that had inspired her when she came here in an early day to make her home in the Wisconsin forest. Mrs. Bucholtz as Paulina Stroinsky, was born in Germany and at the age of 15 years came to this country, locating at New London. In 1856 she was married to Alexander Bucholtz in the Missionary church at Keshena on the Indian reservation. At that time Mr. Bucholtz was keeping store at Belle Plaine and continued in the business for about 15 years, moving to this city about 42 years ago.

During the early years of Mrs. Bucholtz's married life merchandise was towed up the river from New London, this part of Wisconsin being practically a wilderness and few white people living around here at that time. During the early day struggles of her husband to build up a business and fortune she was always with him heart and soul in his business ventures and her strong character assisted in bridging him over many difficulties.

Three children were born to her, Frank and Charles of this city and Mrs. F. D. Naber of Shawano, all three of whom are still living and together with her aged husband mourn the loss of a kind faithful, Christian wife and mother. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Aug. Matuszczak Sr, who lives near town and Mrs. Fred Krumbach of Belle Plaine.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10:00 from the St. Rose Catholic church. ---Clintonville Tribune