Mrs. Wilhelmina Henrietta Otto Nissen
Died Suddenly at Her Home East of Boyer
A sudden shock came to relatives and friends when they learned
of the death of Mrs. Wilhelmina Nissen at her home east of Boyer,
Saturday, February 16. Mrs. Nissen had been feeling quite well
until the morning of her death, when she suffered with a heart
attack. She had reached the age of 73 years, 5 months and 9 days.
Wilhelmina Henrietta Nissen, nee Otto was born Sept. 7, 1861,
in Bremen, Germany, baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith
in Germany. At the age of 18 she came to America and made her
home in the vicinity of Vail until her marriage.
On March 7, 1884, she was united in marriage to Chris Nissen.
They spent their life on various farms in Crawford county. In
the year 1903 they moved to their farm one mile east and a half
mile south of Boyer, where her husband preceded her in death on
Dec. 20, 1923. She remained with her two sons, William and John,
and her daughter, Louise, Mrs. Russell Westcott, until her death.
Born to this union were eleven children all of whom are living
excepting one who died in infancy. The children are William and
John of Boyer, Edward of Wall Lake, Christine, Mrs. Wm. Dozark;
Anna, Mrs. Carl Koch; Freda, Mrs. Ed Kropf; Louise, Mrs. Russell
Westcott; Elise, Mrs. John Neumann, all of Boyer; Amanda, Mrs.
Paul Habenicht of Ulmer, and Marvin, near Vail. She also leaves
twelve grandchildren, one sister and three brothers. Mrs. Freda
Luft of Denison, Chris Otto of Denison, Willliam Otto of Carroll,
and Henry Otto of St. Paul, Minn.; Also two daughters in law,
Mrs. Edward Nissen and Mrs. Marvin Nissen.
Mrs. Nissen was a kind and loving mother and a woman who was held
in high esteem by all with whom she came in contact.
Funeral services were held from the home of Mrs. Wm. Dozark at
12 o'clock Tuesday and from the community church in Boyer at 12:30,
and from the Schnoor chapel in Denison at 3 o'clock with Rev.
L. H. Loesch, pastor of the Stockholm Lutheran church, officiating.
Interment followed in Oakland cemetery.
Pallbearers were Henry Wulf, Henry Pipgrass, Chris Koch, Joseph
Dozark, Gustav Stehr and Frank Pacholke.
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