Obit: Schlinsog, August (1837 - 1928)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 02/16/1928

Schlinsog, August (11 AUG 1837 - 13 FEB 1928)

August Schlinsog, one of the oldest residents of Clark County, Wis., died Monday, Feb. 13, 1928, at his home in Chili, aged 90 years, 6 months and 2 days. Mr. Schlinsog was born Aug. 11, 1837, at Katholisch Hyomer, Schlesson, Germany. He grew to manhood there and was confirmed in the Lutheran Church.

In 1866 he came to America and after staying in Milwaukee three days, he came to Clark County and settled in the town of Grant, and developed a fine farm which was his home for nearly 60 years. Four years ago he moved to Chili, where he died.

In 1872 Mr. Schlinsog was married to Miss Pauline Hanke. To this union 8 children were born, 6 of who survive. They are Herman, Fred and Ernest of the town of York, Mrs. Ernest Neinas of Chili, Mrs. Emil Miller of Veefkind, and Mrs. Fred Frank of Chili. August and Bertha preceded their father in death. Besides his wife and six children, he leaves one sister, Mrs. John Schmeig of Chicago, also 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Schlinsog was a man who was respected by all who knew him for his industry and uprightness of character. He led a long and useful life and iin his quiet way helped in the development of his community.

The funeral will be held at the home on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 12 o'clock, Rev. J. G. Buth officiating. His sons and sons-in-law will carry his to his last resting place.



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