Obit: Prust, August (1849 - 1927)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 06/02/1927

Prust, August (1849 - 19 MAY 1927)

August Prust died at his home near Chili May 19, 1927, after an illness of about 7 months. He was born at Pommern, Germany in 1849, and came to this country with his parents in 1886. They settled in Calumet Co., Wis., and Mr. Prust having learned the carpenter's trade, worked at it in Calumet and Brown Counties for a number of years. He was married to Miss Jeneane Lindow and in 1880 they moved to the town of Fremont, Clark County, Wis., and settled on a farm which was developed into a fine home. Later this farm was sold and Mr. and Mrs. Prust moved to a place near Chili, which was there home until he died.

Mr. Prust took an active part in local affairs, being town treasurer of Fremont for 22 years, and also served as assessor for a number of years. He was honest and faithful in all public and private affairs, unselfish in his devotion to this home and family.

In his long and useful life he endeavored in every way to do right and serve his fellow men.

To Mr. and Mrs. Prust were born 13 children, of whom 8 survive: Mrs. Eliza Dankemyer of Chili; Adolph of North Dakota; John of Fremont; Emil and William living near Marshfield; Mrs. Bertha Guk, Mrs. Elsie Sternitzky and Charles Prust, all of the town of Lynn. He leaves also one sister, Mrs. Hannah Kuchenbacker of Morrison; also 34 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at the M. E. Church in Chili, Sunday, May 22, Rev. Irish officiating.

Besides a large gathering of old friends and neighbors and nearby relatives attending the funeral, were two automobiles from Brown County, bringing nephews and nieces, and also two autos from Illinois with grandchildren of the deceased.



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