Obit: Kissling, Theodore (1874 - 1931)

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Surnames: Kissling Buth, Bentz, Raether

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 16 July 1931

Kissling Theodore (22 Feb. 1874 - 7 July 1931)

Theodore Kissling was born in Montra, Switzerland, Feb. 22, 1874. At the age of 17 he came to America and settled at Marengo, Ill. On Feb. 16, 1899 he was married at Marengo to Miss Ida *Raether. They lived on a farm near there until 1900 when they came to Clark County, buying land in the town of Washburn, which remained their home ever since.

Mr. Kissling died July 7, 1931, as the result of an automobile accident on Highway 10, east of Neillsville. He has reached the age of 57 years, 4 months, and 15 days.

Mr. Kissling was a man of keen intelligence and high character. He became a successful farmer, took an active part in school and town affairs and was interested in such things as would tent to help the community. He enjoyed the confidence and esteem of the people of his community and was frequently consulted in business and civic affairs. He was a kind husband and father, and his sudden death was a sad blow to his home and the country around.

He is survived by his wife and four children: Harry, who lives on a farm near the old home. Molly, Mrs. Leo Bentz, Woodstock, Ill., Theodore also at Woodstock; Eleanor at home. He leaves also two little grandsons.

The funeral was held at Zion Lutheran Church, town of Grant on Friday, Rev. J. Buth officiating. The funeral was attended by a large congregation of friends and neighbors.

*Note in the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900; it lists the following information:

Kissling, Theodore (groom); Reider, Ida (bride) 2/ 16/ 1899 (date); Vol. 2, Page 66, License # 10605, McHenry County

**I am not related to this family line. Just providing information I have found.



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