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Wetrosky, Anna 1838-1925


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/16/2006 at 19:01:12


Mrs. Anna Wetrosky, a resident of Lincoln township for over half a century, died at her home Monday night at an advanced age, death being due to infirmities and weight of years. Mrs. Wetrosky, with her husband, was one of the first settlers of Lincoln township, buying land in sections 3 and 4, in 1874, and lived on the place the rest of their lives. Mr. Wetrosky died February 15, 1913, since which time Mrs. Wetrosky made her home with her son, John Wetrosky.

Mrs. Wetrosky was a native of Bohemia, Europe, and was born in a small village near Prague, on September 10, 1838. Her maiden name was Anna Vondruska. She grew up in her native place and was united in marriage with John Wetrosky and shortly after their marriage they immigrated to America, coming to Plymouth county in 1874 with their small family. They soon established a home in Lincoln township and after undergoing the hardships of the grasshopper years, became prosperous and farmed successfully for many years.

Mrs. Wetrosky is survived by three sons and three daughters who are: Mrs. Mary Mathwig, of Sioux City; Mrs. J. J. Aalfs, of Sioux City; Mrs. Gustave Lang, of Stanton township; Frank Wetrosky, of Liberty township; Joseph Wetrosky, residing near Kingsley; and John Wetrosky, who lives on the old homestead.

There are thirty-seven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Mrs. Wetrosky was a devoted wife and mother and spent her life in the service of others, was a loyal neighbor and friend to all in the community where she spent a long and useful life. She was for years a regular attendant of the Lutheran Church.

~Source: The LeMars Sentinel, July 3, 1925

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