Obit: Riedel, August (1841 - 1923)
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Surnames Riedel, Reiff, Crevecour
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 03/23/1923
-Riedel, August (1 Aug. 1841 - 15 March 1923)
August Riedel, one of the oldest and most respected residents of the town of Grant passed away at his home Thursday, March 15, aged 84 years, 6 months and 14 days. He was born on a farm in Schlassien, Germany, August 1, 1841. He came to America when he was 20 years of age and in 1865 he arrived in Neillsville. For 20 years he worked here in the flour mill, but soon after his arrival he bought the land in Grant on which he afterward made his home, later enlarging the arm by the purchase of more land. In October, 1876 he was married to Susan Riedel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Riedel. They lived in Neillsville for a few years after their marriage and then moved to their home on the farm. Mr. Riedel was an industrious worker and a good farmer. He was a man of good principles, honest in all his dealings, a good neighbor and a good citizen. He took an active interest in local affairs and for thirty years was a member of the school board in his district.
He is survived by one daughter, Emma, who lives with him at the home. His wife died a few years ago, and two sons, Otto and Rudolph, died in infancy.
The funeral was held Monday at what is known as the Fischer church, Rev. Reiff officiating.
Bio: Riedel, August (1841 - 1923)
----Source: Clark Co., Wis. Public Library, published bio originally owned by Jean Rolstad.
August Riedel, Pioneer of Granton
August Riedel, was born Jan. 18, 1848, in Breslau, Germany, came to America in 1855 with his parents, George and Elizabeth Riedel, who settled in Milwaukee. Two years later, they moved to Horn's Corners, about 20 miles north of the city, and in 1868, came to Central Wisconsin, locating on a farm in the Mapleworks community.
In February, 1875, August married Rose Yankee, and a year later, she died luring childbirth. In March, 1878, he married Charlotte Crevecour. They made their home on the same farm to which the George Riedel, came in 1868, and here they reared their family of five sons and one daughter.
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