PIERCE COUNTY CALL; Pierce, Nebraska; Thursday, February 10, 1921
WILLIAM KORTH AT REST.
The last sad rites over the remains of William Korth were held at Zion's Lutheran church Sunday afternoon, the same being in charge of the pastor, Rev. M. F. Scheips. Burial was had in the Lutheran cemetery east of town. In spite of the inclement weather outside a large company of old neighbors and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to this sturdy old Pierce county pioneer.
William Korth was born at Graefenhagen, Pommernania, Germany, on April 18th, 1846 and died at Pierce, Nebraska, Tuesday evening, February 1st, 1921, aged 74 years, 9 months and 14 days. He grew to young manhood in Germany. He came to the United States with his parents in 1866. The family first settled in Wisconsin. In 1871 he moved to Pierce county and took up a homestead near Pierce. He was united in marriage to Miss Wilhelmina Paul, February 20, 1874. Here the couple experienced all the trials and tribulations of the early Nebraska pioneers--blizzards, short crops and grasshoppers. But it took more than this to subdue the ever longing desire for this couple for a home of their own and with faith undaunted they labored and loved until the dark clouds of adversity gave way to the brightness of prosperity.
Seven children came to bless this union--4 sons and 3 daughters. One daughter, Mrs. Henry Fischer passed away a few years ago. Besides the aged wife the following children survive: Robert, August, Ernst, William, Mrs. Ernest Fischer and Mrs. Emil Scheer. Deceased is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Korth was a resident of Pierce for about nineteen years--the old homestead east of Pierce being occupied by his son, Ernest.
Mr. Korth was confirmed a member of the Lutheran church in Germany and always lived the life of a true christian.