Mary Josephine Kloepfer  1862-1936


The following references to Mary Kloepfer are from "Joys and Tears of Yesteryears" by Anna Luneman Baldwin ,1975:

In March 1886, Mary married Fred Rahmer, the young man who migrated from the Rhine country some years before. Like her two sisters, she was married at home. Rev. R. Becker of Placerville parish officiated. The young couple made their first home in Rocklin, Placer County. Louis was born the next year. They then moved to San Francisco where they lived with Louisa for several years before moving to Wisconsin Street. Mary Katherine Law, a granddaughter, now resides in their last home on that street. The Wisconsin Street home was in the parish of a former Placerville priest. Mary’s niece, Mary Luneman, who lived with them for a time, recalls that her aunt had beautiful flowers in her back yard and she made it a point to have Mary take bouquets of cala lilies to St. Theresa’s to decorate the altar.

Other children born in the family after Louis (who never married) were: Mary, who died in infancy, Henry, who married Ann Hagstrom, and Alice, who became Mrs. Felix Noteman. Louise was next; she married James Holden. Fred’s bride was Rose Boyle. Lillian was next in the family; her first marriage was to William Dwyer and her second was with Harry Sanders; William wed Mary Kowalski and after she passed away, he married Jane Thompson. Katherine was next in the family; she became Mrs. Harry Law. George married Clara Hansen; Mary Neminic was Frank’s bride. He was the youngest in the family. William is the only one of the 11 children living today. He and Jane make their home in Sonoma. I appreciate the help that Mary Katherine, the only child of Katherine and Harry Law, has given me in furnishing family data.

Obituary:

Rahmer - In this city, March 9, 1936, Mary J., dearly beloved wife of the late Frederick W. Rahmer, loving mother of Louis, Henry, Fred, William, George, Frank, and Katherine Rahmer, Mrs. Alice Notemann, Mrs. Louise Holden, Mrs. Lillian Saunders,, and the late Mary Rahmer, loving sister of Mrs. A. Luneman, Bernard, Louis, Chris, George and the late Frank and Fred Kloepfer: and Mrs. Louise Heidtman; a native of California, aged 74 years.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday) at 9 a. m., from the chapel of United Undertakers, 1096 Van Ness Ave., So. at 22nd St.: thence to St. Theresa's Church. where a requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a. m. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery.


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