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Borman, Wilhelmina (Kottman) 1847 - 1924


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 7/21/2017 at 09:57:18

Elkader Register, Thur., 27 Nov. 1924.

Wilhelmina Borman, for many years a resident of this community, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Eckart, at Guttenberg, last Friday November 21, 1924, at the age of 77 years and 4 days.

Wilhelmina (Kottman) Borman was born in the city of Siegen, Province of Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, on November 7th, 1847. At the age of ten she came to America with her parents. They came up the Mississippi River from Dubuque by boat and landed at Clayton on July 4th, 1857, from whence they went to Clayton Center where they lived until the following spring when they purchased a farm south of Elkader where the deceased lived with her parents until her marriage to August H. Borman in February in 1865. Five children were born to this marriage of which two, namely Charles and George, departed this life in infancy. The deceased was a kind and loving woman - ever ready to lend a helping hand. She was a true friend, a devoted wife and a loving mother and will be missed by all who knew her. Her husband preceded her in death, departing this life on November 25th, 1895. Mrs. Borman had not been in good health for several years. She went to Guttenberg, Sunday November (exact date blurred) in order that she might spend her few remaining days with her children, and on the same day partook of a birthday dinner given in honor of her 77th birthday, with all her children present. She was confined to her bed since Tuesday, gradually growing weaker until the Angel of Death on Friday evening November 21st, 1924, at 10 minutes to 7, so quietly, tenderly and peacefully entered and left, that loved ones at her bedside did not notice that her loving Savior had called her to that home prepared for her where she may see Him face to face and dwell with Him eternally. The deceased leaves to survive her two daughters, namely Anna Schumacher who resides with her, and Mrs. J. P. Eckart of Guttenberg, one son, August H. Borman of Guttenberg, and the following grandchildren; Valmah A. Schumacher of Milwaukee, Olga Eberhard, Una Eckart, Agnes Eckart, Ila Eckart, Maxine Borman and Roland Borman, and one great-grandson Gene Eberhard of Guttenberg.

She was a faithful member of the Friedens Evangelical Church and the Frauen-Verein.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Friedens Evangelical Church, with Rev. C. H. Franke officiating. The Frauen-Verein attended in a bory.

Interment in the East Side cemetery.


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