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Mrs. Anna Fuchs

1834 - 1914


Fuchs, Anna, b. Nov 29, 1834, d. Oct 3, 1914 

Fuchs, Reinier, b. Jul 12, 1834, d. Aug 31, 1865




Mrs. Anna Fuchs Succumbs Saturday to Illness of Many Years.



Retiring After More Than Thirty Years of Active Work

Was Widowed by Civil War


Mrs. Anna Fuchs, for sixty-two years a resident of this city and a pioneer milliner of this section of the state, died at her home Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. She had suffered for twenty years with the dread disease diabetes, and the end came suddenly, as her condition did not seem materially different than many other times.


Mrs. Fuchs was almost eighty years of age, she having been born in Bohemia, November 29, 1834. She came to this country and to Watertown with her parents when she was but seventeen years of age. She was widowed by the death of her husband the late Lieutenant Reinier Fuchs, who was taken ill while in service and died at his home before his term of service was complete.


Soon after the death of her husband, she established herself in the millinery business, which she sold after conducting it for more than thirty years and which has continued in operation through changing several times, being now the property of Mrs. Margaret May.


Well known throughout the community, Mrs. Fuchs was universally respected and greatly loved by all who knew her. Even during the last months of her life, she was a great friend of the children and her passing will be regretted by many of the younger generation as well as the adults of the community.


Contributor to St. Henry's school


Her works of charity were many. She was one of the largest contributors to St. Henry's school and other interests of the parish of which she was a member.


The surviving relatives are a sister, Mrs. Gabriel Keimig, of this city and her children, and four grandchildren of her son, the late Mr. Otto Fuchs. The grandchildren and their mother, now Mrs. C. W. Hodson of Oshkosh, arrived this morning to attend the funeral.


Funeral services were held this afternoon at the late home 210 Jones St. and at Oak Hill cemetery, where the body was interred.


Owing to the holding of special services for the forty hours devotion at St. Henry's church, the mass was omitted for the day, and will be sung Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock.


October 3, 1914 was the date of death.




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