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Anna Elisabeth Schank (Remmel)

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Wilnsdorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: March 24, 1900 (63)
Fountain City, WI, USA (Bright's kidney disease)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Johann Jost Remmel and Maria Elisabeth Remmel
Wife of Anthony Schank
Mother of Marion Pronschinske; Anthony Schank; Francis (Frank) Xavier Schank; Elizabeth Schank; Catherine Laura Manning and 2 others
Sister of Heinrich Remmel; Christine Weiter; Elisabeth Heibel; Katharine Flender and Johannes Remmel

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About Anna Elisabeth Schank

Obituary translated December 1999 by Ralf and Marion Locke (descendants of the Remmels of Oberdielfen)

Translation of the bulletin about ANNA ELISABETH SCHANK, born REMMEL, 1836 - 1900

The burial of our fellow citizen Mrs. SCHANK, her demise was announced in our last edition, which was hold by priest SCHAUENBERG in the rite of the Roman Catholic church, ensued to a stirring funeral-service on Tuesday morning.

ANNA ELISABETH SCHANK, born REMMEL, was born on October 15th, 1836 in the village Oberdielfen, community Siegen, Arnsberg county, Westphalia, Germany and came to America in the year 1865. She went to St. Louis, Mo, where her sister lived and married Mr. ANTON SCHANK in 1866. After a short time the couple moved to Fountain City where they stayed for two years until they moved again to Mr. ANTON SCHANK's property in Town Cross, where she was happily married until the death of her husband in 1883. From this moment the deceased operated the farm with the help of their little children for thirteen years until she moved back to Fountain City, to enjoy the fruits of their lifelong work in peace. But her peace did not last for a long time. After a short time she came down with an illness known as Bright's kidney disease, which caused dropsy. Due to this the firm patient sufferer was called from the earth after almost two years of complaint. Her sufferings were over at 5.30 a. m. last Saturday.The deceased is survived by seven children, six grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. JOHANN HEIBEL, Shakopee, Minn., and Mrs. JOHANN WEITER, St. Louis, Mo, who all painfully grieve the pass away of their mother and sister. The names of her children are: Mrs. MARIANNE PRONSCHINSKE, Montana, Wis., ANTON, FRANK, ELISABETH, KATHARINE, MATTHIAS and IDA SCHANK. She was the youngest out of the six siblings, but three of her brothers and sisters died before, their names were HEINRICH REMMEL, JOHN REMMEL and KATHARINE FLENDER.

       A faithful heart stops beating,
       a lovingly, good heart,
       that joyful in the days of our life
       shared with us the happiness and pain.

       She is well, she rests in peace,
       only the mortal remains is in the grave,
       now her spirit owns everything
       what this world could never give her.
       You endured it very steadfast,
       your pain, your complaints,
       until the dead broke your eyes;
       surely we will never forget you."

Remark: The whole original text is written in old German characters, named â**SÃœTTERLIN" and in the â**old fashioned" style of the nineteenth century with the structure of words and sentences nobody will use today. Nearly every German book or newspaper was printed with this letters at that era, as well as the same hand written types had to be learned by the children of those days. â**SÃœTTERLIN" was replaced by Latin letters about 50 years ago. The translation of the last three paragraphs of this text is not exactly, because it is an old poem. But I hope the sense and meaning of this poem can be expressed with the chosen words even if the text is unrhymed.

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Anna Elisabeth Schank's Timeline

October 15, 1836
Wilnsdorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
March 26, 1867
Age 30
Fountain City, WI, USA
Age 32
Fountain City, WI, USA
June 26, 1871
Age 34
Fountain City, WI, USA
October 12, 1873
Age 36
Fountain City, WI, USA
February 8, 1876
Age 39
Fountain City, WI, USA
November 3, 1880
Age 44
Fountain City, WI, USA
March 24, 1900
Age 63
Fountain City, WI, USA