Obit: Lapp, Jacob (1858 - 1924)

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----Source: DORCHESTER/ABBOTSFORD CLARION (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 06/13/1924

Lapp, Jacob (10 OCT 1858 - 11 JUN 1924)

It is with sad hearts we chronicle the death of our fellow townsman, Jacob Lapp, who passed away at his home here in the village (Dorchester, Clark County, Wis.) Wednesday morning, June 11th, 1924, after an illness of about a year's duration, of Bright's disease, myocarditis and paralysis.

The funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. E. W. Marks officiating and interment will take place in the cemetery 1 1/4 miles north of Curtiss, Clark County, F. Plockelman, J. Goessel, F. A. Distelhorst, M. M. Leslie, F. Pueschner and J. Pueschner acting as pallbearers.

Jacob Lapp was born in New York State, Oct. 10, 1858, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lapp, and was 65 years, 8 months and 1 day old at time of his death. Mr. Lapp came to Curtiss, Clark County, from Sheboygan Co. in 1883, living there about one year and then moved on the farm. The Lapps moved to Dorchester four years ago back and forth until he took ill. On Nov. 15, 1884, hew as united in marriage to Bertha Klocke, of the town of Mayville. Seven children were born to them, two deceased, and five living; one son, Wallace of Fifield and four daughters, Mrs. John Sturner, Curtiss, Mrs. Emil Sturner, Lowell, and Verna and Vera Lapp, who with their mother survive him.

No need to tell our Clarion readers who Jake Lapp was, for everyone in this part of the country knew him and all can recall some joke or cheery greeting he gave us in days gone by. We know not why he should be called so long before the day is spent, but this we know, that He who called, doeth all things well.

Where stumps and windfalls where Jake now has made to bud and bloom hundreds of apple blossoms and his unfailing patience has made a paradise. For other, you say, well poor indeed is the man or woman who steps out of this life without having done something that makes others better or happier, leaving behind them a monument much more wonderful than the most beautiful marble shaft ever made.

So it was with Mr. Lapp. Those of us who knew him will never forget him and what he did will live on to bless the world. The Clarion friends extend sincerest sympathy to the bereaved.

Those from out of town here are Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Lapp and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lapp, Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Will Lapp and family, Dale, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Vollrath, Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Lapp and family, Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. Huzald, Fenwood, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Sturner and Gladys, Curtiss, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Sturner and children, Lowell, brothers Herman and Albert and families of Dorchester country, and other relatives.



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