Advocate

20 Sep 1906

Death of Mrs. F. Eberlein 

Last Saturday the citizens of our little city were pained to hear of the death of Mrs. F. Eberlein which occurred at 4:30 p.m. Saturday just a year after she was injured at the fairgrounds.  Mrs. Eberlein had been sick about two years.  In March of last year at Oshkosh she was operated on for cancer.  She did not receive much benefit, and went to St. Louis in July, where she underwent another operation which seemed to be successful, and the cancer with which she had been suffering, did not return until February of this year, about the time she was convalescing with her broken limb.  She was a patient sufferer and never complained.  Toward the end she was relieved of much pain.  The cause of her death was due to severe hemorrhages, which completely exhausted her.  She was conscious until within the last few hours.  She died without a struggle and her death came as a deep slumber.

Mrs. F. Eberlein was born in Friesenhausen, Kingdom of Bavaria, on the 20th day of February, 1841.  She came to America when a young girl and was married to Frederick Eberlein at Pittsburg, Pa. on the 4th day of January, 1858.  She lived at Pittsburg or a few years where Mr. Eberlein followed the shoemaker’s trade.  They moved to southern Illinois on a farm, but on account of poor crops and fever they were compelled to return to Pittsburg where the shoemaker’s trade was again resumed.  They lived there for a few years and in 1869 moved to Wisconsin and settled upon a wild tract of land in the town of Herman, Shawano County.  Here they lived ten years and here most of their children were born.  In the fall of 1879 they moved to Shawano and have lived here since.  F. Eberlein served in the United States Army from 1855 to 1858.  He was disabled and suffered on account of the injury until his death which occurred on the 5th day of February, 1896.  Fifteen children were born to them, eleven of whom are still living and the others having died in infancy.  She is survived by a sister in this city, Mrs. L. Schenk.  The following are the names and addresses of the children:
Mr. John Eberlein. Waupun Prison Guard, Waupun, Wis.; Mrs. A,M. Cronce, Pella; Mrs. Wm. Reichel, Shawano; Mrs. Rev. H. Kellermann, Cape Giradeau, Mo.; Mrs. F. S. Breed, Embarrass; Mrs. G.C. Pludemann, Montrose, S.D.; Mrs. Rev. E. Kriewaldt, Lobethal, South Australia; Frederick A. Eberlein, Shawano; Charles O. Eberlein, Shawano; Mrs. Conrad E. Kellermann, Troy, Ill.; Michael G. Eberlein, Shawano.  She is also survived by over forty grandchildren and one great grandchild.. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of this city and of the Ladies Society of that church and of the Cemetery Society.

The deceased was greatly liked and had many friends.  She was a good mother and will be missed by the loved ones left behind.  She was an earnest Christian woman, and always did her share of church work.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon.  Short services were held at the home and at the German Lutheran Church, Rev. Selle officiating.  The church was crowded with sorrowing friends.  Many beautiful floral offerings were sent to the church.  The remains were laid beside her husband in the city cemetery.