Obit: Karnitz, Carl (1854 - 1931)

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Surnames: Karnitz, Klann, Fradenburg, Puttkamer, Buth, Wegner, Menning, Pollnow, Dux, Eggebrecht, Taube, Bartosz, Kretschmer, Stuve, Chenoweth, Durst

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 15 Oct. 1931

Karnitz, Carl (11 Dec. 1854 - 9 Oct. 1931)

Carl Karntiz, who died at his farm home in west Pine Valley about noon Oct. 9, was born at Lestine, Germany, Dec. 11, 1854 and came to America in 1873. Mr. Karnitz first went to Lake Bluff, Ill., later working in the woods of Wisconsin and of harvesting in Minnesota and the Dakotas. In 1881 Mr. Karnitz was married to Miss Caroline Klann of Neillsville and moved on the farm he had occupied for the past 50 years.

Mr. Kanitz was a citizen of splendid character and beloved by al who knew him, ever willing to help his neighbors in times of need and was most happy when he had been able to do some deed that brought pleasure to others. Two years ago Mrs. Karnitz died and since her death Mr. Karnitz seemed to gradually fail in health, becoming seriously ill during the past two or three months. Mr. Karnitz is survived by two daughters, Miss Emma Karnitz, who lives at the farm, Mrs. Archie Fradenburg of Humbird, Wis.; a son Fred Karnitz who has been in the west for a number of years, and two brothers, William and Louis of Neillsville. A brother, Fred, died 16 years ago and a sisters, Mrs. Fred Puttamer also preceded him in death.

The funeral rites were held at the home at 1:30 p.m. and at the Pine Valley Lutheran Church at 2 p.m., Oct. 12, Rev. J. G. Buth, officiating. The pallbearers were Fred Wegner, Ernest Menning, Carl Pollnow, August Dux, Louis Eggebrecht, and August Wegner. Those who came from out of town to attend the services were Mrs. A. Taube and son Alfred of Oshkosh, Mr. and Mrs. William Klann, Portage and Mrs. John Bartosz, Portager, Mr. and Mrs. Moritz Kretschmer, Humber, Mrr and Mrs. Raymond Stuve, Humbird, Mr. and Mrs. George Chenoweth, Humbird and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Durst of Greenwood.



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