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Death of Mrs. Johanna Schempf

1825 - 1905


Sunday at 12 o’clock, December 3, 1905, Mrs. Johanna Schempf, a resident of Watertown for 50 years, died at the home of her son-in-law, William F. Voss, 906 North Fourth Street.  She had resided at 306 Wisconsin.  Her husband was George F. Schempf, founder of Schempf’s Store.


Deceased was in her usual good health until the evening previous to her death, when she complained of feeling ill, the cause of her death being general debility.


Deceased was born in Germany, November 20, 1825, celebrating her 80th birthday only a few days previous to her death. 


Mrs. Schempf was one of Watertown’s most esteemed residents, and all who knew her were her friends.  She possessed a kind, generous disposition, and during her long life here was ever a most worthy citizen and neighbor. 


Her surviving children were:  Leonard Schempf and John Schempf, of this city, Henry Schempf, of Fort Atkinson; Mrs. William Voss, of this city, Mrs. Henry Christians, of Johnson Creek. 


Fourteen grand children and three great-grand children also survived her.


Her funeral was held from St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and her remains were interned in Oak Hill Cemetery. 




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