Obit: Wellnitz, Frank (? - 1930)

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Surnames: Wellnitz, Longenecker, Grap, Thoma, Wagner, Hemp, Kunkel

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 1 Jan. 1931

Wellnitz, Frank (? - 25 Dec. 1930)

Frank Wellnitz, who was boarding at the Hamilton Hotel, died suddenly in the early morning hours of Christmas. A few months ago Mr. Wellnitz had a slight stroke of paralysis, but recovered so as to be about. He was a man of whom little was known. He is believed to have been about 70 years of age. He was born in Germany and grew to manhood there. About 25 years ago he came to Clark county and bought a farm near Globe where he lived about 10 years, selling the farm to Herman Kunkel. He then came to Neillsville and boarded at different hotels in the city ever since. For a few years he used to go back to Mr. Kunkel’s and help during hay time, but of recent years he has not been able to work.

He was quite deaf and it was difficult for him to carry on a conversation. After his first illness he bought a lot in the Neillsville cemetery and erected a fine monument for himself on the lot. He is said to have two nieces in Germany but so far as known had no relatives in this country.

The funeral took place at Lowe’s Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. The pall bearers were Ferdinand Grap, Gus Grap, W. B. Thoma, W. C. Thoma, Chas. Wagner and Adolph Hemp.



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