MARY (SCHALK) MADER
Mary was also from Baden, Germany, born in February of 1815. On the date of her marriage to David, she was 22 years of age to his 39 years.
After the death of her husband, Mary continued to live with her son Theodore and his wife Kate until Theodore sold the farm in October of 1899. Mary then lived with her daughter Caroline Boma on the Boma farm where she died two years later of old age on January 23, 1902. She was 86 years old and had been a widow for 22 years.
Mary lived in America for 49 years but she could not speak, read, or write English. She is buried without a headstone to the left of her son Dominick in the La Crosse Catholic Cemetery.