Obit: Amacher, Henry (1876 - 1925)

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Surnames: AMACHER ABEGGLEN ZIMMERMAN

----Source: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 01/30/1925

Amacher, Henry (22 DEC 1876 - 24 JAN 1925)

Mr. Henry Amacher, who was seriously ill at the Medford Clinic for the past two weeks with trichinosis, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1925.

The remains were taken to their home at Stetsonville, where interment took place on Monday from the Zion Lutheran Church, Rev. Hilleman officiating. The very large crowd who attended the funeral and the beautiful floral offerings showed the esteem, in a measure, that Stetsonville people and other friends had for Mr. Amacher.

About a month ago, Mr. and Mrs. Amacher, Edna and Bert were taken ill from eating infected pork sausage and as their condition grew serious, they were taken to the Medford Clinic two weeks ago. A special nurse from the Marshfield Hospital and a local trained nurse were employed and devoted their entire time caring for the stricken family. Mr. Amacher's condition, from the very first, was very serious and the doctors had little hope for his recovery. Mrs. Amacher and Bert are still at the Clinic, but Edna was able to go home for her father's funeral.

Henry Amacher was born in Oberried, Switzerland, Dec. 22, 1876 and was 48 years, 1 month and 3 days at time of death.

When he was fourteen years old, he came to the United States with his brothers, Fred and John, and one sister, Now Mrs. E. Abegglen, and left one sister in Switzerland, their parents having both died prior to this time. They came to Stetsonville and Henry made his home with his brother, Fred, until he married.

In 1894, Mr. Amacher took a short course in dairying at the University of Wisconsin, after which he worked in a Green Co. cheese factory. In 1898 he returned to Stetsonville and started a factory of his own.

On April 9, 1902, he was united in marriage to Miss Susan Zimmerman. Six children were born to them, all who with their mother survive him. They are, Ernest, bank teller in the Badger State Bank in Milwaukee, Lydia, who teaches not far from home, Walter, who is attending Northwestern College at Watertown, Albert, Junior at Medford High School, and Edna and Richard at home.

In 1909 Mr. Amacher sold his factory, which had been changed to a creamery, to Mr. Schneider and moved with his family to Maryland. They resided there two and a half years, then they returned to Stetsonville and bought back the creamery, which he operated until he sold it to the Stetsonville Co-operative Creamery in 1914. Since that time he has owned and operated the Clover Hill Cheese factory, southeast of Stetsonville.

But Mr. Amacher didn't live for himself alone; he was anxious to be of service to his fellow men and was held in high esteem by them, as is shown by the fact that he was made vice president of the Farmer's State Bank at Stetsonville and also vice president of the Midway Telephone Co., having held both offices at the time of his death.

A public Spirited man like Mr. Amacher is always missed when he is gone and we are sure Stetsonville will miss him in every way, for he was interested in anything that was good, and also enjoyed helping those about him. May his memory live on brightening the lives of those who knew him.

Besides his wife and children, he leaves to mourn his loss, a sister, Mrs. Ernest Abegglin of Stetsonville, and a sister in Switzerland, and one brother, John, his brother, Fred, having died in 1908.

The Clarion joins the many friends in offering his hand of sympathy.

 

 


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