Hauschen, Maria Sophie Louise (Kuenzel) 1856 - 1933
HAUSCHEN, KUENZEL, OUSLEY, WULFEKUHL, OELKE, DAY, KROENER, WESSEL, WITTMAN, SMITH, BAHR, BARR, NIETER, HARBERG, MUELLER, FERGESON, WALLESER
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/11/2020 at 23:01:20
Clayton County Register, Thur., 27 Apr. 1933. Clayton column.
Maria Sophie Louise Hauschen was born at Garnavillo, Iowa, August 28, 1856, the daughter of Christopher and Caroline Kuenzel, and died April 19, 1933.
At the age of 15 she was confirmed in the Lutheran church and remained a faithful member all her long and useful life. On December 1, 1881, she was united in marriage to John Hauschen of Clayton, Iowa, and they began their married life in Clayton, where they lived for two years. Then in Decorah for one year and to Brodtvill, Wis., for four years. They then returned to Clayton and engaged in farming the John Hauschen, Sr., farm for seven years. In 1901 they began in Clayton the general merchandise business which Mr. Hauschen conducted until his death in 1930, and which Mrs. Hauschen continued to the present. In community and church life she was always active and untiring. It was chiefly through her efforts that there was organized and made strong the Lutheran church of Pease. Anyone in sickness and in trouble knew that Mrs. Hauschen was always ready to lend every effort to help and relieve. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and her vacant place in the community will be hard to fill. She is survived by four sons, Victor of Dubuque, Ernest and Edward of Clayton, and Chris of West Chicago, Ill., also by five grandchildren, the oldest of whom, Catherine, she raised from infancy and loved as a daughter.
Three sisters and one brother survive, namely; Minnie Kuenzel of Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. F. Ousley of Wadena, Minn.; and Mrs. Kate Wulfekuhl of New Hampton, Iowa, and Adam Kuenzel of Piqua, Ohio.
The funeral was held in Clayton in the Lutheran church of Pease, Rev. Zeilinger of Dubuque officiating, assisted by Rev. Bunge of Garnavillo. Beautiful music was rendered by the church choir, accompanied by Mrs. L___veld on the organ.
The floral offerings were lovely. The remains were laid to rest in the Garnavillo cemetery. Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Mahala Hauschen and son of Monona; Mr. and Mrs. A. Oelke of Farmersburg; Mrs. Jennie Hauschen and sons Oliver and Roy of Emmetsburg, Ia.; Dr. and Mrs. Chester Hauschen of Brewster, Minn.; Mr. and Mr. James Day and Mrs. Wm. Kroener of LaCrosse, Wis.; Mrs. Kate Wulfekuhl and Mr. and Mrs. Rex Wessel and children of New Hampton; Mr. and Mrs. John Wittman, Mrs. Sophie Smith and Miss Lena Bahr of West Haven; Mr. and Mrs. John Barr of Elkader.
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