Obit: Unger, Anton (1858 - 1931)

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Surnames: Unger, Hanchman, Longenecker

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 2 April 1931

Unger, Anton (21 Dec. 1858 - 27 March 1931)

Anton Unger, one of Neillsville’s older residents, passed away at his home on North Grand Avenue, Friday, March 27, age 72 years, 3 months and 6 days.

Mr. Unger was born in Austria, Dec. 21, 1858. He grew to manhood there and at the age of 26 came to America. He staid for a year at Wisconsin Rapids and then came to Neillsville remaining here ever since. He had learned the shoemaker trade in Austria and began work at once at his trade when he came here. He worked for a time for others, but soon bought a small stock of goods and carried on a shoe store in connection with his work. In 1907 he moved into the large store on Hewett Street, remaining in business there until he retired about two years ago, his son Adolph, who has been in with him for some time, taking over the business.

Mr. Unger was married in Neillsville, July 7, 1887, to Miss Agnes Hanchman, who survives him. He leaves one son Adolph and two grandsons, Robert and James Unger.

Mr. Unger was a man of quiet habits and even temper. He lived at peace with all about him, believing in right and justice, but looked with liberal view on the deeds of his fellow men. He was a kind husband and father and in every way a good citizen.

The funeral was held at the Congregational Church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. The Modern Woodmen, of which Mr. Unger was a member, attended in a body.



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