Location: Humboldt Wisconsin

Rich, Fred (Mary) Goebel Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Fred Rich, resident of Wallowa for the last 48 years, passed away Friday morning (May 29, 1936) following a lingering illness. While the end came somewhat suddenly, she had been in failing health for more than a year and her recovery had long been despaired of. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 3:30, with a large number of friends and relatives paying their final tribute and a mass of flowers testifying to their esteem. The services were conducted by Rev. C. N. Trout of Enterprise. Mrs. Rich’s maiden name was Mary Goebel. She was born May 18, 1884, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Goebel, in Humboldt, Brown County, Wisconsin and died May 29, 1936. When four years old her parents removed to Wallowa County, first settling in Middle Valley and a short time later moving to Bear Creek, near Wallowa, and it was here she was reared to young womanhood and married to Fred Rich, son of another pioneer family, June 24,1908. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Rich three children were born, the first child dying in infancy and the twins, Hilma and Wilma, now young ladies, together with their father, surviving. Other surviving relatives are her father, Peter Goebel of Wallowa, two sisters Mrs. M. E. (Christina) Waelty of Middle Valley, and Mrs. Cal (Maggie) Hetrick of Wallowa, and...

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Goebel, Peter – Obituary

Peter Goebel Is Laid To Final Rest Thursday Mass was said Thursday morning in the Catholic church here for Peter Goebel, who died early Tuesday morning at his home here after a month’s illness. He was 94 years of age and while he had not fared from home much the last few years, he remained in good health and some daily activity up until his final illness. Peter Goebel was born August 6, 1857, at Humboldt, Wisconsin. He died at the home of his daughter on December 11, 1951, at the age of 94 years 4 months and 5 days. He was the son of Peter and Margarette Goebel and was married to Gertrude Huber May 3, 1881, at Humbolt, Wisconsin. Ten children were born to this union. They came as far as LaGrande in an emigrant train and from there on to Wallowa by team and wagon in 1888. The first few years he was in the sheep business in and around Wallowa. He spent 45 years on a ranch on Bear Creek and the last seven years in town with his daughter. Those who preceded him in death were his wife, three sons, Frank and Robert who died in infancy, Edwin, one daughter Mary Rich and one grandson Edwin Goebel. Those who survive are Margaret Hetrick, Christina Waelty, Bill Goebel, Charlie Goebel all of Wallowa; John Goebel...

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