Obit: Carl, Herman (1864 - 1919)
Surnames: CARL MARTIN
----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 02/20/1919
Carl, Herman (25 NOV 1864 - 13 FEB 1919)
Herman Carl, one of the best known residents of this vicinity (Clark County, Wis.), died at Eau Claire Hospital, Feb. 13, 1919, after a lingering illness and an operation for gall stones a few weeks preceding his death.
Mr. Carl was born in Pommern, Germany, Nov. 25, 1864.
His father was a carpenter, and with him Herman learned the trade and followed it in the old country till 1883, when he came to Chicago and there continued to work at his trade, until 1887 when he came to Granton, Clark County, Wis. He continued to follow carpentering during the summer and working in lumber camps in winter until 1890 when he moved to the town of Pine Valley where he bought 40 acres of land three miles northwest of Neillsville. He began to clear up and improve his farm, buying more land until he owned 167 acres equipped with a modern home and up-to-date farm buildings. At times he worked at his trade whenever he could spare time from his farm work and became a very prosperous man. In 1917 Mr. Carl bough a house in Neillsville and moved to the city. He was married in Chicago April 16, 1886 to Martha Elizabeth Martin who survives him. To them were born seven sons and one daughter, all of who are living. Three sons, Gustave, Erwin and Arthur are soldiers with the American Army across the seas; Alfred is married and lives on the home farm, William Ernest and Harry, and one daughter, Elizabeth, at home.
Mr. Carl was the only one of his father's family to come to America. His aged mother still lives, in Germany. He left there also two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Carl was an honorable and upright man. He prospered by giving honest work for every dollar he received. In public life he took an active part, being for seven years clerk of his school district, was town treasurer five years, and was one term a member of the town board; he was director in the Farmers' Elevator Co., and the Pine Valley Butter Co., and for some time had charge of the lumber yard. He did well at any work put in his charge and had the confidence of all who knew him.
The funeral took place at St. John's Lutheran Church Monday, Rev. H. Brandt officiating.
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