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Caroline Frees Batcher 1832-1913


Posted By: Sharon K HESEBECK (email)
Date: 1/21/2024 at 12:43:17

Mrs. August Batcher died last Wednesday morning at her home In Lake Township after an illness of sometime.
Miss Caroline Frees was born in Germany on July 7, J832, and came to America in 1855 and settled in Milwaukee where in March 1858 she was united in marriage to August Batcher. To this union seven children were born, all living. They moved from Milwaukee to Clay County in 1871 and took a homestead In Lake township, and have resided there ever since.
Mrs. Batcher was a splendid wife and mother, and also a kind and obliging neighbor, missed by and one who will by a circle of friends. She and her husband experienced all the hardships of pioneer life in this county, and by strict devotion to the business side of the farm accumulated considerable property.
They raised a fine family of children, Miss Mary and William living at home, Mrs. Anna Fisher of Spokane, Washington, Frank of Lander, Wyoming, George of Sturgis, South Dakota, August Jr. of near Seattle, Washington, and Chas. of Spencer.
Mrs. Batcher was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, being confirmed at the age of fourteen years and her life was one of Christian devotion and activity
The funeral was held from the home at eleven o'clock the funeral services being conducted by Rev. C.E. Waudby of Dickens and the interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Spencer
Page 13 of Spencer Reporter, published in Spencer, Iowa on Wednesday, April 30th, 1913


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