Sunday, May 5, 2013

Church Record Sunday Obituary - Lorenz Pape, March 1932, Wisconsin

The March 25, 1932, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune had the brief obituary at left on page 3 for my great grand uncle Lorenz Pape (1862-1932).  He died at the home of his daughter Mary Walter (not Walters) in Nekoosa, Wisconsin, on March 24, 1932, which was Holy Thursday that year (meaning the obituary was published on Good Friday).  According to the records of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Nekoosa (in book 7), Lorenz (whose name was spelled as Leonard in the church records) was apparently buried on Easter Sunday, March 27, 1932, in Sacred Heart Cemetery (now part of Riverside Cemetery in Nekoosa). 
I was able to obtain a list of tombstone transcriptions for this cemetery through April 1976,  from the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids.  Lorenz Pape and his daughters Mary Pape Walter and Petronella "Nellie" Pape Arendt are all buried there.  Lorenz is in Section E, row 2, right next to the Walter plot that has Mary's husband Herman, who died October 24, 1931.  Lorenz's tombstone says: "PAPE-Father Lorenz-1862-1932"

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