Obit: Voight, William Sr. (1852 - 1928)

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----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 02/23/1928

Voight, William Sr. (26 APR 1852 - 9 FEB 1928)

William Voight, Sr., brother of F. M. Voight of this Village, and one of the early pioneers of Dodge County, died at his home in Lomira, Feb. 9th, at 3 A.M., at the age of seventy five. His death resulted from a stroke which he received on January 30th.

The funeral, attended by fully one thousand persons was held on Sun. afternoon, Feb. 12th. The sermon was held at Salem’s Evangelical Church at Lomira, and the burial took place at Ebenezer cemetery, Elwood Corners.

William Voight was born on April 26, 1852, in Germany. At the age of two years he came to America with his parents, who settled in Mayville, Wis. From there they moved to a farm near Byron and lived there for twenty-six years.

On June 17, 1875, he married Miss Minnie Grandmann, and the couple settled in Lomira. Three years ago last June, he and his now surviving widow celebrated their golden wedding.

There were seven children, three of whom preceded him in death. Those living are: Wm. C. Voight, Fred C. Voight, Mrs. Charles Meyer, and Mrs. Peter Ulrich, all of Lomira. He also leaves one brother, three sisters, and eleven grandchildren.



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