Obit: Pingel, Ernestine #3 (1859 - 1944)

Contact: Sandy (Safemaster) Seiler

Surnames: Pingel, Schild, Beckman, Hardy, Becker

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) 01/13/1944

Pingel, Ernestine #3 (11 MAY 1859 - 11 JAN 1944)

Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Griebenow Company Funeral Home, for Mrs. Ernestine Pingel, 84, whose death occurred Tuesday evening, at her home in the town of Longwood.

Mrs. Pingel was one of the pioneer residents of the town of Longwood, and her death came following two days of illness. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago, and she is survived by three daughters, Martha of Madison, (Mary) Mrs. Gilbert Hardy, Withee; and (Anna) Mrs. Becker of Thorp, and one son, William, who made his home with his mother.

Rev. Friensenberg, pastor of the German Reform church, of the Braun Settlement, will have charge of the services, and interment will take place in the Longwood cemetery.

(Follow on in 01/20/1944 Owen Enterprise)

Mrs. Ernestine Pingel, daughter of Michael and Louise Schild was born on May 11, 1859 at Polssen, Germany. In October 1885 she came to America and lived at Sheboygan. On January 28, 1888, she was married to William Pingel. Five children were born to this union: Marie, Anna, William, Martha, and Minnie.

In February 1894 they came to Clark County. Her husband preceded her in death on July 29, 1919. One daughter, Minnie, passed away on April 12, 1926.

After a brief illness Mrs. Pingel passed away at her home in the Town of Longwood on January 11, 1944 attaining the age of 84 years and 8 months.

There survive to mourn her departure, her four children, William, at home, Marie (Mrs. Otto Beckman), Anna (Mrs. Gilbert Hardy), and Martha of Madison.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 14, at 2 p.m. from the Griebenow Funeral Home (Owen, Wisconsin) at Owen. Interment was in the Longwood cemetery. Rev. B.M. Fresenborg of Greenwood, officiated. Mrs. John Seibold played, Mrs. Theo. Braun, Mrs. Rose Horn and Mrs. B.M. Fresenborg sang, "Rock of Ages," "Beyond the Sunset."

Pallbearers were Sam Hagen, Joe Mertens, Lynn Hodnett, Hugo Wolters, Tony Werkli, and Archy Norse.



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