3 Mar 1943 Wilhelmina Schroeder Obit
Mrs. R. J. Brainard Passes On Sunday Hold Funeral Service Here This Afternoon Mrs. Ruben J. J. Brainard, 65, passed away Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock at her home in Post township following following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Schutte Funeral Home with the Rev. L. H. Newhouse officiating officiating and interment was in the Minert cemetery. Mrs. Brainard was born in Westfalen, Germany, on June 3, 1878, the child of Ludwig and Wilhelmina Kloche Schroeder. When she was 14 years old she came with her parents to this country. On December 10, 1896, she was married married to Ruben J. J. Brainard and they have always made Allamakee county their home since. Nine children were born to the couple, of whom eight survive survive with her husband. These are: Elmer, of Postville; James, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Mabel Klepper, at home at present; Mrs. Hazel Knapp, of Postville; Postville; Lester and Carl, at home; Lloyd, at Janesville, Wis., and Leo of Whitewater, Whitewater, Wis. Also surviving her are one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Louis Harnack of Castalia, Henry W. Schroeder of Post ville and Christian Schroeder living in California? 23 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Brainard was a member of the Methodist church in Waukon.