- Born: 15 Nov 1855
- Marriage (1): Joseph Wieland on 28 Oct 1879
- Died: 28 Nov 1932 at age 77
- Buried: Glencoe Lutheran Cemetery, Glencoe Township, Buffalo County, WI
Noted events in her life were:
• Obituary: The Leader, Arcadia, Wis., Dec. 2, 1932. Mrs. Joseph Wieland, nee Emma Keller, was born on November 15, 1855 in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland. At the age of ten she immigrated into this country with her parents, settling in the town of Glencoe. Her education, in keeping with the time, was garnered in the common school and later parochial school of that township. In 1871 she was confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Fountain City by Pastor Strube. That faith she was willing to impart even to others and diligently attended to the duties of a Sunday school teacher. The year 1879 marked the year of happy marriage to Joseph Wieland. The union was blessed with two daughters and four sons, one daughter dying in earliest infancy. Approximately three years ago, by the blessing of that Shepherd in whom she devoutly believed, she with her husband knelt at the altar to renew their marriage vows after fifty-years of wedded happiness; at that service the 23rd Psalm again formed the background.
Her ailment, cancerous tumor, was aggravated last August from which time she prepared her end, which came after intense suffering on the 29th of November at even-tide. Her age was rounded out at 77 years and 14 days.
She was a diligent reader of her Bible, her favorite books being Revelations, Job and Psalms, of which latter the 23rd and 42nd offered her unusual spiritual satisfaction and comfort.
All who knew her will readily concur in the estimation of her character as being a kindly neighbor, an unassuming companion, a thought host, a thrifty and devoted wife, and indulgent mother.
She is mourned by her husband, two sons, Albert and Rudolf of Glencoe and families, by Henry and David and Mrs. Appel and families of Chicago, as well as five grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and at 2:30 at the St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church. Rev. R. W. Mueller discussed her chosen Text, the 23rd Psalm, speaking words of deep impress and comfort. The beautiful song, "The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare" was rendered by Mrs. R. Pahl, accompanied by Mrs. Louis Kreid.
The large attendance and the beauty of the floral offerings spoke volumes of respect and sympathy for the family and bereaved husband.
She was laid to rest in the Glencoe Lutheran Cemetery.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral are: Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wieland, Mrs. W. T. Appel, daughter Esmerelda, Chicago; Mrs. Christ Wieland, Lancaster, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. August Schleicher, Millville, Minn.; Messrs. Christ and Henry Eggenberger, Theilman, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. McNulty, Kellogg, Minn.,; Rev. R. P. Korn and wife, daughter, Elda, Lewiston, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tenney, Mrs. Oscar Tritsch, Mrs. W. Keil, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Venier, Mr. and Mrs. Ulrich Dierauer, son, Fred, Alma, Wis.; Mr. Nic Wienandy, Cochrane, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Thoeny, Mr. and Mrs. John Florin, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heitman, Mr. Herman Heitman, and daughter, Hazel, Mrs. Christ Buehler, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beck, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sutter, Fountain City,; Mrs. Andrew Baertsch, Winona, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Troug, Mrs. Philip Steiner, Independence, Wis.; Mr. Andrew Knecht, Miss Mary Knecht, Mr. and Mrs. Nic Hanson, son, Joseph, Waumandee, Wis.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our deep appreciation and thanks to all who offered kindness and sympathy during our bereavement, the death of our beloved wife and mother. We especially wish to thank Rev. R. W. Mueller for his words of comfort, Mrs. R. Pahl for the beautifu solo, Mrs. Kreid, organist, and those who sent floral tributes. We wish to mention the thoughtfulness of the neighbors and friends who were so kind during her illness and death. Jos. Wieland and Children.
Emma married Joseph Wieland, son of Rudolph Wieland and Bertha Vernier, on 28 Oct 1879. (Joseph Wieland was born on 4 Apr 1854 in Village Of Gruesch, Canton Of Grau Bunden, Switzerland, died on 24 Dec 1935 in Arcadia, WI and was buried in Glencoe Lutheran Cemetery, Glencoe Twn, Buffalo CO, WI.)