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Augusta T. Eger

1831- 1914

Watertown Gazette, 03 05 1914

 

Another of Watertown's oldest and most highly esteemed residents has passed away from earth in the person of Mrs. Augusta T. Eger, wife of Dr. Clemens Theodore Eger, who departed this life at the family home, 401 Sixth Street, at 1:20 o'clock Sunday afternoon, March 1, 1914, the cause of her death being bronchial pneumonia, with which she had been ill about a week.

 

Mrs. Eger's maiden name was Augusta Koellener, and she was born in Rudelstadt Germany, August 15, 1831, hence was in her 83rd year when she died.

 

She was married at Leipsic, Germany, to Mr. Eger and together they came to this city from Germany 59 years ago, and ever since made it their home.She had been an invalid for five years with rheumatism and during all that lime bore her sufferings in a truly edifying manner.She was strictly a home body, and was one of the very best of wives and mothers, and her quiet, unassuming, motherly ways endeared her to everyone who knew her.

 

Surviving her are her husband, one son, Otto Eger of Ishpeming, Mich., Mrs. J. C. Harrison and Mrs. C. N. Moors of Chicago, Miss Emelia Eger, who resides at home; nine grandchildren, one sister who resides in Leipsic, Germany; and one brother, August Koellener of Milwaukee.

 

Tuesday afternoon funeral services were held from her late home and on Wednesday morning the body was taken to Milwaukee and cremated.Her ashes, with those of her sons Oscar and Henry, whose bodies were also cremated, will eventually be placed in a family vault in Oak Hill cemetery to be erected in the near future.For the time being Mrs. Egerís ashes will be placed in the vault in Oak Hill.

 

Cross Reference:

1855, Marriage certificate††

 

 

 

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