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Mrs. John (Johanna) Stangler

1851 - 1905


Friday, December 15, 1905, Mrs. John Stangler died at her home in the town of Emmet four miles northeast of this city, aged 54 years.  She had been ill only a short time, and on entering her home from a visit to her son’s residence complained of feeling sick, and in a short time after expired, the cause of her death being fatty degeneration of the heart.


Deceased was born in Luckan, Germany and came to this country with her parents when twelve years of age and immediately settled down on a small farm four miles north of Watertown, and resided with her parents until 1872, when she was married to John Stangler.


Shortly after being married they moved to Chicago, where they resided for about two years, and then returned and settled on a farm in the town of Emmet, Dodge County, where she resided until her death. 


There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Stangler, three sons and three daughters:   Mary, who died when three years of age about 20 years ago; and the following-named children who survive her besides her husband: Albert Stangler, who is married and resides on a farm adjoining the old homestead, Mrs. Emil Richter, of the town of Clyman and Christopher, John and Amelia Stangler who reside at home.


Tuesday morning her funeral was held from St. Henry’s Church and her remains were interred in St. Henry’s Cemetery. 


Deceased was well and most favorably known in Watertown and vicinity, and was greatly beloved by a large acquaintance, all of whom heard of her death with much sorrow.  She was a most estimable lady, and one of the best of neighbors and friends.  As a wife and mother she was a model of goodness, and in their sadness the bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of the people of Watertown and vicinity. Her funeral was one of the largest ever held in this vicinity. 


Among those present at it were the following out-of-town friends; Peter Dothofer and two children, and Chris Huebel of Menominee, Michigan; Ferdinand Huebel and daughter, of Manly, Iowa; Mrs. Anna Morehouse, of Chicago; Henry Janisch and wife, of Johnson Creek; Nic Donhert, wife and daughters, Bernard Popp, wife and daughter of Jefferson.