Obit: Schwermer, John (1864 - 1924)
Surnames: SCHWERMER HOLLMANN COWEN BEARD PETERSON
----Source: DORCHESTER/ABBOTSFORD CLARION (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 01/25/1924
Schwermer, John (8 APR 1864 - 22 JAN 1924)
John Schwermer, resident of the town of Holton for the past 25 years, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1924, at his farm home from infection of the lungs following a protracted illness that made itself manifest last July.
Funeral services will be held from the St. Louis Catholic Church Saturday morning and interment made in the local cemetery under the direction of Undertaker Fuchsgruber.
John Schwermer was born April 8, 1864, at Heinsberg, Westphalen, Germany, and at the age of 24 came to the United State, landing in New York in March 1888 and coming directly to Dorchester, Clark County. After a short stay here, he went of Ironwood, Mich., and worked in the iron mines. On March 4th of the following year he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Hollmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hollmann of this village, at Besemer, but started housekeeping at Ironwood, where they resided for ten years. Tiring of the life of a miner he, with his family, moved to Dorchester where they acquired the farm east of the village and have since made that their home.
While residing at Ironwood, four children were born to them, one son and three daughters, who are now all married and, with the sorrowing wife, survive him. They are Mrs. T. A. Cowen and Mrs. W. A. Beard, Forest Park, Ill., Mrs. George Peterson, Kenosha and Ed, who is residing on the home place. Besides there he leaves six grandchildren and several other near relatives.
Mr. Schwermer has always been a convert of the Catholic faith and for many years was a member of the choir. A kind, protecting husband and father, a pleasant neighbor, a hard working, industrious and successful farmer, his absence is grieved by all who knew him and we join with this host in extending sympathy and condolence to the bereaved ones.
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