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Mathilda Tobolt Mathwig 1857-1943


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/22/2013 at 00:23:23

Mrs. Mathwig’s Funeral Sunday
Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Louis Mathwig who died yesterday morning , Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Mathwig home at 1115 N. 6th St., and at 2:30 at the Immanuel Lutheran church. The Rev. Otis Lang will conduct the services. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 4, 1943)

Heart Attack is Fatal
Mrs. Lewis Mathwig, 82, Had Been Invalid Many Years
Mrs. Matilda Mathwig died yesterday morning at 10:30 following a heart attack. She had been an invalid for several years and was 85 years of age. Her next birthday would have been Sunday.

Mrs. Mathwig was born in Germany on February 7, 1857. She had lived in Estherville since 1916. Before that time she lived near Huntington on a farm.

Louis Mathwig, her husband, preceded her in death fifteen years ago.

She is survived by three daughters, Laura and Edith of Estherville and Mrs. Amanda Koeneke who lives in North Dakota.

Funeral arrangements are not yet complete but the services will be held in the Immanuel Lutheran church with the Rev. Otis Lang officiating. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, February 4, 1943)

Mathilda Mathwig
Mrs. Mathilda Tobolt Mathwig was born Feb. 7, 1858, in Grabau, Polan province, Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tobolt. She was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran church in Weisendoe, Germany.

Her parents died during her early childhood and she lived with an aunt and uncle in Germany. When she was 20 years old she came to this country to live with her sister, Mrs. Herman Epling of Le Mars, Iowa. In 1882 she was united in marriage to Louis Mathwig of Estherville. She lived on a farm in Emmet county for nearly 50 years.

In 1916 the Mathwigs moved to their new home in Estherville where Mr. Mathwig died in 1927. On Feb. 3, 1943, Mrs. Mathwig died at 10:30 a.m. from a severe heart attack. She had been in poor health for several years. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran church of Estherville.

Surviving are her three daughters, Laura and Edith Mathwig at home and Mrs. August Koenecke of Lisbon, N.D. There are also several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on her birthday, Feb. 7, conducted by the Rev. Otis Lang. She was buried in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 13, 1943)


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