Obit: Tragsdorf, Julius (1846 - 1929)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 08/29/1929

Tragsdorf, Julius (14 NOV 1846 - 24 AUG 1929)

Julius Tragsdorf, one of Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin's oldest residents, passed away at his home Saturday evening, Aug. 24, 1929, aged 82 years, 9 months and 10 days.

Deceased was born in Germany, Nov. 14, 1846, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tragsdorf. He came to this country about 63 years ago, living at Newberg, Wis., for a short time and then coming to Neillsville, where he has lived ever since. He was a shoemaker by trade and in company with August Schoengarth, establish a shoe shop and store in a brick building formerly joining he Cash Hardware Store on the east. After being in business some time he took charge of the shoe business in the B. Dangers store. Here he met with an accident which injured his eyes and he was compelled to give up this kind of work. For many years he was janitor of the South Side Schools and later the North Side School until failing health and poor eyesight compelled him to retire. He was a man of excellent character and dependable in all of his work. His duties as janitor brought him in contact with one generation of school children after another, all of whom cherish kindly recollections of him.

Mr. Tragsdorf was married April 30, 1881 to Mrs. Julia Campman, who survives him. To this union were born four children, Julia, Mrs. Ralph Sorenson of Neillsville, Molly, Mrs. Paul Krause of Milwaukee; Emma, Mrs. Hans Walk of Neillsville and Frank Tragsdorf, Crandon. He leaves also two step-children, Mrs. Frank Hemp and Attorney Wm. A. Campman, both of Neillsville. He leaves also 11 grandchildren. One brother, Ben Tragsdorf, a former prominent businessman, came here four years after the arrival of Julius, and is now deceased.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rev. Wm. Bauman officiating.



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