|Campbellsport News, January 10,
DEATH OF MRS. SOPHIA RAHLING
A WELL KNOWN AND POPULAR LADY CALLED HOME LAST
Mrs. Sophia Rahling, one of the best
known residents in this vicinity, died at her home on South Fond du Lac avenue last Friday
morning at one o'clock, after suffering with cancer for many months.
Deceased was born in the town of Empire, January 16, 1864; she was married to
Robert Rahling in the city of Fond du Lac on July 21, 1883, and immediately took up their
residence on a farm in the town of Osceola where they resided until eight years ago, when
they moved to this village where they have since resided. Mrs. Rahling is survived by her
husband and one daughter, Mrs. Dora Hatch, and two grandchildren, Robert and Dora Hatch,
all residing in this village. Three brothers, Charles Struebe of Forest, Fred and John
Streube of Fond du Lac; two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Krug of Fond du Lac and Mrs. Mary Schultz
Mrs. Rahling was a woman of most kindly disposition, ever ready to assist
those in trouble. She was a patient sufferer and during her long and painful illness,
would have an encouraging word to say to those about her.
The funeral was held from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Gutekunst
of the Lutheran church at New Fane, officiating. In spite of the sever storm that was
raging at the time, many of her old friends from Empire and Osceola braved the element to
pay their last respects to one who they had learned to honor during life, the church being
filled with friends and neighbors. Interment took place in the Union cemetery.
The pallbearers were Herman Huesman, Joseph Meixensperger, M. R. Boeckler,
John Loebs, H. F. Seering and Wm. Knickel.
Thirteen from out-of-town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. August
Schultz, John Brown and Mrs. Robert Burns of Empire; Charles Streube, Mrs. Herman Dobert
and Mrs. Henry Glassow of Fond du Lac; William Krug of Oshkosh and Mrs. R. Bently of
(Scan courtesy Alan Krueger)