Simon D. Brinkmeier
Simon D. BRINKMEIER, was born June 22, 1855, in Callsdorf, Lippi Detmold, Germany, (sic) and died at his home in Pearl City on the morning of June 8, 1917, Having attained the age of 61 years, 11 months and 14 days. He came to this county about 1868 or '69 Shortly after his arrival here he married Miss Marie SCHOESTER, who preceded him to the Great Beyond January 3, 1886. Two years later, in 1888, he was united in marriage to Miss Dorthea ERBSON. The deceased made his home in Jefferson township for a number of years, where he was held in the highest regard by his neighbors and friends. In November, 1916, Mr. Brinkmeier with his wife and youngest son came to Pearl City to spend his remaining years. Here he also made many friends who extend their sympathy to the bereaved family. For a number of years he suffered under internal undiscovered sickness. Medical help was of no avail, his condition gradually becaming weaker until his demise on Friday morning. Two children while in their youth preceded him in death, also his beloved daughter, Mrs. Lottie PLAGER, who passed away September 13, 1915. He leaves to morning his depature his bereaved wife; three daughers, Mrs. Lydia FREYTHE of Stephens Point, Wis, Mrs. Albert JOHNSON, of Freeport, and Mrs. Ephraim KLIPPING of Pearl City; also four sons of Pearl City, Paul, Peter, Dan and Ben. Besides these remain fours sisters, one brother, nine grandchildren and a host of sorrowing neighbors and friends. Brief services were conducted at the home Monday afternoon, and then at the Ebenezer Stone Church near Loran. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining. Funeral text, Psalms 90:12. Max WEBER, Pastor.
From the collection of clippings of Matie Brinkmeier-Sturtevant - date unknown. Submitted by: Julie Sturtevant-Wirgau on 29 Jun 1998