Saturday Mourning

Mrs Anna Weigel Succumbs Monday

Pioneer of Weigelsdorf Community Dies at Home of Daughter

Mrs Anna Weigel, 73, who with her husband, Paul Weigel, helped establish the Weigelsdorf community northeast of the city 51 years ago, succumbed shortly before 10 o’clock Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs Frank Gleisner, Rt 3. She had been suffering for some time as the result of a complication of ailments, and pneumonia was the immediate cause of death.

The body had been removed to her former home in Weigelsdorf, where it will lie in state until Friday morning, when funeral services will be held in 9 o’clock at St John’s Catholich church. Father AJ Dorrenbach will officiate. Members of the Alter Society, to which Mrs Weigel belonged, will attend the service. Burial will be made in the Hillside Cemetery.

Anna Franzel Weigel needlepoint hanging on the second floor of the Upham Mansion in Marshfield, WI.

Mrs Weigel, whose maiden name was Anna Franzel, was born Jan. 4th 1859, near St Nazianz, and was married in the latter community April 28, 1881, to Mr Weigel, who died 14 years ago. Of the 14 children born to them, three preceded the mother in death. Surviving besides the daughter above mentioned are Otto and Steven, twins, the former residing on Route 5 and the latter on Route 4; Max and Leo, on the home farm at Weigelsdorf; Sister Alfreda of St Francis convent, St Francis; Paul Weigel, Stratford; and Mrs John Werner, Mrs Rudolph Werner, and Mrs Alois Stauber, all of this city.

She also leaves a brother in Montana, a sister in St Francis convent, and two other sisters, one in Hubbard, Ore., and the other in Montana, and 43 grandchildren.

Published in the Marshfield New Herald, Marshfield, Wisconsin, Tuesday, Aug 9, 1932, page 2

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