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From Sheboygan (Wisconsin) Press, Friday, 11 March 1932.

Louise (Heyer) (Eisold) Balke
1856-1932


Mrs. Louise Balke, Pioneer
Of Sheboygan, Is Summoned

Mrs. Louise Balke, 74, wife of Louis Balke, passed away very suddenly at her home, 1710 Huron avenue, at 8:05 o'clock this morning. Mrs. Balke had been a resident of Sheboygan her entire lifetime and had the opportunity to see it grow from a small place to a prosperous city.

Mrs. Balke was born here on October 6, 1856, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Heyer. In 1876 she was united in marriage with Demus Eisold, who preceded her in death during 1903. In 1909 she was married to Louis Balke, who, with thirteen children of both unions, eight sons and five daughters, survive.

Her children are as follows: Mrs. Emelie Korn, Mrs. Alois Steger, Mrs. Frank Lehnhoff, Mrs. Gomer Hughes, Alfred and Oscar Eisold, all of whom are in Milwaukee; Raymond Eisold, Sheboygan; Mrs. Otto Swanson, Milwaukee; Mrs. Ollie Jacobson of Ashland; Paul Balke, Sheboygan; Mrs. Edward Kleister [sic: should be Kleist], Mrs. William Boths and Arthur Balke of Sheboygan. She also has forty-six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, William Heyer, Milwaukee and Herman, this city and two sisters, Mrs. William Wieghardt and Mrs. William Roeder, both of Sheboygan.

Mrs. Balke was a kind and loving mother and very devoted to her large family circle. She enjoyed having family gatherings and possessed a kind disposition. Her sudden death is being mourned by her many relatives and friends. She could relate numerous incidents of pioneer Sheboygan days.

The body was taken to the Robert H. Kroos Funeral Home. Services will be held there at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. E. R. Krueger, pastor of St. John's Evangelical church, will officiate and interment will be in the Lutheran cemetery.fternoon at two o'clock from the home. The Rev. Manaton will officiate with interment at Wildwood.


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