Marinette, Daily Eagle, Page 5, Wednesday 10/18/1911 Reads;
OBSEQUIES HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON
The funeral of miss Matilda Treptow, Who Died Friday, Was Held from the German Lutheran Church.
The death of Miss Matilda AlvinaTreptow, daughter fo mr. and Mrs. herman treptow occurred Friday. Oct 13. The event seemed more than usually pathetic on account of her youth, and usefulness, as the companion of her invalid mother.
Miss Treptow was 19 years old, and had been sick the greater part oa a year. At no time was she confined to her room, and the end came quietly. She selected the girl friends whom she wished to act as flower carriers and pail bearers; said goodby to the members of her family, her only regret being that she had to part with her invalid mother, and devoted father, brothers and sister.
The casket was borne by the Missea Laura Martz, Ella Plantz, Ella Sievert, Hedwig Stromer, Alma herrick and Amanda Schmeider, while the flowers were carried by the Misses Elsie Plantz, Lillian and Louise Harpt,Alma and Emma Linser, andFerdinanda Stromer.
The decendent was born in Chippewa Falls, Wis, wher she attended the public schools. There she was confirmed in the German Lutheran church; shortly after this event she removed with her parents to Marinette. She had been an active member of the German Lutheran church of this city since coming here, and a member of the young peoples Society since its organization.
Short funeral services were held at the residence, 423 Main street, Monday afternoon, from whence the cortege proceeded to the German Lutheran church; the Rev. F. Stromer officiating. The body was borne by six girl friends,preceded by the six flower bearers, all drest in white. At her own request twelve firl friends sang :Let me go, forever the Bride of Jesus to be' at the church.
The floral tokens sentby friends at home, and from former home friendsat Chippewa Falls, and Bloomer, Wis, were much appreciated by the bereaved relative. Among these were many beautiful pieces ; one a pillow with a wreath of nineteen roses, surrounding her name, Matidla, the wreath broken by a tiny rosebud, above which was suspended a white dove, emblin of peace.
The intement took place at Forest Home, the downpour of rain mingling with the funeral prayer.
Relatives form outsid the city were Mr. Albert Treptow, her godfather, of Chippewa Falls, Wis; Mrs AmeMa Lehman, aunt, and Miss Lda Lehman, both of Colfax , Wis. Other near relatives were prevented from being present by the illness of the aged mother of the decedent at Chippawa Falls.