Mrs. A. (Mary) ZERWAS
 

Shawano County Journal

12 May 12 1892



DEATH OF MRS. A. ZERWAS

 

Mrs. A. ZERWAS, one of the oldest residents of this city, died Friday morning last. She had been ill for several years, and of late had grown considerably worse, necessitating confinement to her bed. Mrs. Zerwas was born in Mecklenburg-Schwerin Germany, in the year 1839, and was therefore 53 years of age. In 1853, when only 14 years old, she made the long and tedious journey to this country, alone so far as the company of relatives or friends was concerned, but arrived safely, and took up her home with relatives In this city, which she ever afterward made her home. Six years later she was married to Anton Zerwas, and in the years following successfully brought up a family of 4 children, all of whom are now living except one daughter, Ida, who died some 12 years ago. Mrs. Zerwas was a worthy lady, and was highly esteemed in the community. A husband, 2 daughters and 1 son survive her, also 2 sisters, Mrs. H, Klostermann, of this city, and Mrs. Wm. Kuehl, of the town of Washington, this county. The funeral took place Monday afternoon, from the house, and was one of the most largely attended ever held in the city. Rev. Hughes delivered the funeral sermon. The pallbearers were Messrs. C.H. Newton, B.B, Huntington, E.J. Monroe, J.M. Schweers, John Loan and H.I. Waller, members of the G.A.R, Post. Mr. Zerwas, in behalf of himself and family, desires to express his grateful thanks for the many acts of kindness and sympathy on the part of neighbors and friends.