Obit: Miller, Joseph (1866 - 1926)

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----Source: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 12/10/1926

Miller, Joseph (4 FEB 1866 - 30 NOV 1926)

Joseph Miller died at St. Joseph Hospital at Marshfield, Nov. 20, 1926, after an illness of three weeks duration.

The remains were brought home and the funeral was conducted at the farm home four miles east of the village, Dec. 3rd, Rev. Paul Pitzenberger officiating and he was laid at rest in the Catholic Cemetery south of the village, August Sauter, Wm. Hennlich, Val. Fleckenstein, John Plier, Fred Reynolds and Frank Hollmann acting as pallbearers.

Joseph Miller was born in Austria Feb. 4th, 1866, and was 60 years, 9 months and 26 days old at time of death. He came to the United States and 33 years ago purchased the farm he cared for to the end. On Oct. 6th, 1889, he was married in Dorchester, Clark County, Wis. to Anna Sedlaack and 13 children were born to them, two of which preceded the father in death.

He was another of our sturdy pioneers who helped to make a garden spot out of a wilderness, and we respect and honor them all, for it was not easy work but still they worked cheerily and the beautiful country we have is the reward. May he, who has gone, live on in the hearts and lives of his children to bless them.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his loving wife and 11 children, 3 sons, William, Joseph and John, and 8 daughters, Antonette, Mrs. C. Bartz, Mrs. E. Curran, Mrs. W. Hackel, Mrs. A. Metz, Elsie, Ila and Mary.

The out of town relatives here for the funeral were: his sister, Mrs. George Gaskell, and nieces, May Miller, Mrs. Geo. Beztignoli, and nephews Wm. Gaskeu and Joseph Miller, all of Pence, Mrs. Miller's father, John Sedlaack, brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Sedlaack, and niece, Mrs. Tillie Georgas of Spencer, daughters Mrs. Charles Bartz and daughter of La Porte, Ind., Mrs. E. Curran, husband and little daughter of Milwaukee, Mrs. Wm. Hackel, husband and son of Milan, Mrs. A. Metz, husband and son of Milwaukee, Antonette of Milwaukee and son Wm. and wife of Dorchester.



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