Obit: Wendt, Frederick Sr. (1845 - 1918)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 08/01/1918

Wendt, Frederick Sr. (12 JUN 1845 - 29 JUL 1918)

Fred E. Wendt, Sr. died at his home in this city (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) July 19, 1918, after an illness of several weeks. In fact his health had been on the decline for nearly a year past.

Frederick Erdmean Wendt was born in Strezendor, Mecklenburg, Germany, June 12, 1845, and grew to manhood there. He fought in the Franco-Prussian war in 1870-71 and was wounded twice. In 1872 he came to the United States and settled at Sparta, and was married there Nov. 15, 1873 to Miss Mary M. Hanke. They lived on a farm in the town of Little Falls, Monroe Co. until 1900, when they came to Clark County. Here they lived on and improved three different farms in Pine Valley, until moving to Neillsville six years ago. When living in Monroe Co. he was interested and active in public affairs, being chairman of his town several years. He was the founder of the Neillsville Krieger Verein and its president at the time of his death. He was a loyal American and stood for active patriotism in all ways. Mr. Wendt was in all things a good citizen, a progressive farmer, a fine neighbor and a kind husband and father.

He leaves to mourn his death his wife and seven children: William of Andworth, Canada; Frederick Jr. of Neillsville; Mrs. Henry Ghent of Neillsville; Mrs. Joseph Linge of Andworth, Canada and Misses Minna, Clara and Laura at home, all of whom, except for Mrs. Linge, were at his bedside at his death. He leaves one sister, Mrs. J. Ahrendt of Milwaukee, who arrived here just before his death, and one brother, William Wendt of Dallas, Texas. He leaves also four grandchildren, Alvin, Mary, Eva and Freddie Wendt.

The funeral will be held Friday, leaving the house at 1:30 p.m. and at the Reformed Church at 2 p.m., rev. D. Grether officiating.



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