Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Obituary #1 of Auguste (Lübke) Martin

Antigo Daily Journal; 20 Oct 1938, page 7
   Mrs. Augusta Martin
       Mrs. Augusta Martin, 85, a resident of the town of Polar for the past 50 years, died early last evening at the Memorial hospital, where she has been a patient since last Sunday, when she fell and broke her leg.
       Before her marriage Augusta Lubke, Mrs. Martin was born in Germany in 1853 on Nov. 29. She was married in Germany and in 1883 they came to the United States, settling near Beaver Dam. Five years later they came to Langlade county, making their home in the town of Polar, where they have lived since. Mr. Martin died in 1934.
       Surviving her are three sons, Otto of the town of Polar; Gustav of the town of Polar; and William, of the town of Polar, with whom she made her home. One daughter, Alvina, Mrs. Henry Kipke of Polar preceded her in death in 1908. A daughter, Anna, passed away in infancy, and a son, Carl, at the age of five.
       Mrs. Martin was a member of St. John's Lutheran church of Polar and was an active member of the Ladies' Aid of that church.
       Funeral services will be held at 2o'clock Sunday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. H. T. Rasmussen as the officiant. Interment will be in the Polar cemetery. The body will lie in state at the William Martin home in the town of Polar.

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