Co-Founder of Camp Taken by Death Saturday

Gramps ID S0160



Co-Founder of Camp Taken by Death Saturday

Mrs. Harriet Freiler Herzog, widow of Nathan Herzog of Lake Tomahawk and Chicago, died in Chicago Saturday, according to word received here this week. She and her husband were founders of Camp Strongheart now managed by their son, Sanford Herzog and his wife.

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Herzog were lovers of nature, with an interest in education, camp life, youth and the northwoods and fulfilled their aims in the founding of Camp Strongheart in 1924. The prestige and esteem built into camp management, along with the social and community contributions made by Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Herzog for the eight years they ran Camp Strongheart before Mr. Herzog’s death endeared them to many friends in the community and the camp.

Mrs. Harriet Herzog was born in Elgin, Ill., December 11, 1872, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Freiler, and was reared and educated in Elgin. She and Nathan Herzog were wed in Chicago in 1895 and lived in and around Chicago until 1924 when they came to Minocqua and started Camp Strongheart. Mrs. Herzog was active in social, civic, musical and artistic activities and contributed much in the way of community service. She was a member of the Chicago Women's Aid; Council of Jewish Women; Isaiah Israel Sisterhood; Round Table of Christians and Jews; American Camping Association; Music Association of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Audubon Society, and several literary societies.

She is survived by her son, Sanford, of Lake Tomahawk; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Serby, of Chicago; and grandchildren, Sanford C. Herzog and Mrs. Marjorie S. Zemon. Burial Tuesday was in the family lot in Mount Isaiah cemetery, Chicago.




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