Obit: Fenske, Charles (1886 - 1943)

Contact: Jane Braun
Email: braun1982@hotmail.com

Surnames: Fenske, Berg, Montag, Webster

----Source: Millie Lee Collection, photo contributed by Melissa Guensler

Fenske Charles C. L. (1886-1943)

Charles C. L. Fenske, 57, died at his home in Chili at 1:15 p.m. Thursday after an illness of several years. He lived on his farm near here until April first, when he moved to his home here. He has been a lifelong resident of this community. He was married to Elva Berg in Fremont township on April 29, 1909.

He is survived by his widow and a sister, Mrs. Herman Montag of Chili, two brothers, Richard of Chili, and Gust of Ripon.

Funeral services were conducted at the Fenski home at 1:30 p.m. and at the Zion Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20.

*My great-grandmother, Amelia Anderson Berg is the sweet little lady in front.

 

Behind her, from right to left:  Hattie Berg (Mrs. Arthur Berg), Uncle Charlie, Lottie Berg, Elva (Berg) Fenske, Pearl Berg, unknown male cousin.  The photo was probably taken in the late 1930's because Amelia passed away in 1940. Melissa Guensler

 

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Fremont, Clark, Wisconsin, Page: 101

 

Name: Charles E. L. Fenske
Birth Year (Estimated): Abt 1886
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Single, White , Male

Household Members
Albert J. F. Fenske Head M 54y Germany
Fenske Wife F 55y Germany
Charles E L Fenske Son M 19y Wisconsin
Anna M L Fenske Daughter F 16y Wisconsin


1910 Federal Census, Fremont, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Charles Fenske
White, Married, Male
Age: 24
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Charles Fenske Head M 24 Wisconsin
Elva Fenske Wife F 25 Wisconsin

 

1920 Federal Census, Fremont, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Charles Fenske, white, married, male
Birth Year (Estimated): 1887
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Charles Fenske Head M 33 Wisconsin
Elva M Fenske Wife F 36 Wisconsin
Albert Fenske Father M 69 Germany
Loren H. Webster Servant M 42 Wisconsin

 

1930 Federal Census, Fremont, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

 

Charles E Fenske, white married male
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Charles E Fenske Head M 43 Wisconsin
Elva Fenske Wife F 46 Wisconsin
Loren Webster Lodger M 52 Wisconsin

 

1940 Federal Census, Chili, Fremont Town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Charles Fenske, married white male
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Birth Year (Estimated): 1887
Last Place of Residence: Same House

Household Members
Charles Fenske Head M 53 Wisconsin
Elva Fenske Wife F 56 Wisconsin
Herbert Fenske Nephew M 17 Wisconsin
Loren Webster Hired hand M 62 Wisconsin
 

Notes

 

Charles Fenske was married to Elva, one of my grandmother's sisters. Grandma was Annette Claire Berg, born May 27, 1892 in Fremont, Clark, Wisconsin, the daughter of C.C. and Amelia Berg. I'm sending along a photo of great-grandma Amelia when she was in her 80's. From right to left: Hattie Berg (Mrs. Arthur Berg), Uncle Charlie, Lottie Berg, Elva (Berg) Fenske, Pearl Berg, unknown male cousin. The photo was probably taken in the late 1930's because Amelia passed away in 1940.  Melissa Guensler

 

 


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