b. 28 October 1861, d. 5 May 1895
Katherine Ruh Neumann, 1861-1895 ["Photos from Glass Negatives," www.2manitowoc.com, by Shari Milks]
- Katherine Ruh was born on 28 October 1861 in Schleswig, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
- She married William August Fred. Neumann, son of Wilhelm Neumann and Caroline Meyer, on 27 November 1888 in New Holstein, Calumet County, Wisconsin, at the Reformed Church.
- William August Fred. Neumann became a widower at her death.
- Katherine Ruh died on 5 May 1895 at age 33 in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
- She was interred at Schleswig Cemetery, Schleswig Township, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
- The following appeared in a local newspaper: William Neumann, aged 78, passed away at his farm home in the town of Schleswig, on Friday, at 12:15 p.m. after having suffered a stroke on Tuesday, from which he never recovered. The deceased was born in Blankenburg, Germany on July 25, 1857, and came with his parents to Sheboygan on October 26, 1869. Later the Neumann family moved on a farm in the town of Eaton. He was married on November 27, 1888 to Miss Katherine Ruh, and the couple immediately located on a farm in the town of Schleswig. Later they disposed of it and purchased another farm in that township, where the deceased has resided ever since. His wife passed away on May 5, 1895, and in 1896 he was married to Miss Anna Maurer of Chilton, and the couple continued to live on the present farm home. /P/ To this union nine children were born of whom two have preceded their parents in death. He is survived by his wife, the following seven children - Mrs. William (Elizabeth) Happel of near here, Mrs. Edward (Martha) Meinert of the town of Herman, Mrs. Walter (Irma) Junk of the town of Rhine, Mrs. William (Edna) Diefenthaler of here, Rudolph of the town of Rhine, and Oscar and Adolph on the homestead farm in the town of Schleswig; three grandchildren, and one sister residing at Elkhorn. /P/ Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the family residence at 1:30 o'clock, and at 2 o'clock services were held at the Bethelehem's Reformed church in Schleswig, with burial being made in the adjoining church cemetery. The Rev. August H. Hammann was in charge of the services.
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