Obit: Schober, John Jr. (1892 - 1919)

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Surnames: SCHOBER KOHLNHOFER SHOBER

----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 06/19/1919

Schober, John Jr. (14 AUG 1892 - 4 JUN 1919)

John Schober Jr., the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schober Sr. lost his life Wednesday evening June 4, 1919.

John went fishing in the afternoon with Mr. Lindner. They were on the west side of the river when the accident happened. He enjoyed himself all day and about 8 o'clock was getting ready to go home; got into the boat and started across the lake back to the power house, not far above the dam, when all of a sudden he lost control of the boat and was swept down over the dam, the water now being very high and has a lot of force. The parties being out there with him were unable to lend assistance. The unfortunate clung to the boat the best he could, but the force of the fall loosened a board on the boat so that he lost his hold and was washed under the waves.

The body was found the next day in the morning about eight o'clock lying about 12 feet away from the fall.

Deceased was born in Millstone, Wis. on the 14th day of August 1892 and died at the age of 26 years, 9 months and 20 days. He came with his folks to Loyal, Wis., when about 20 years old and has been home most all the time helping his folks on the farm, which is located about 2 1/2 miles south and 1 mile west of Loyal, Clark County, Wis.

John had just recently returned from France, where he has been fighting somewhere "In No Man's Land", serving Uncle Sam for about 8 1/2 months. He was a good soldier boy and was always willing to help wherever he was needed. He has crossed the ocean four times. John was not long in training when he became Corporal. All his comrades liked him for he always has been good to all.

He was drafted a year ago this spring, was called to service the 27th of May 1918, was trained at Camp Grant, Ill. There he stayed until the first of Sept., the whole Co. then took a hike to Toronto, Canada, where they stayed for two weeks, later going to Camp Miles, Long Island, N.Y. He sailed for France the 15th of Sept. and came back to the good U. S. A. on the 30th day of April. They were sent to Camp Dix, N.J., staying there for over a week, then to Camp Grant where he received his honorable discharge from the army. He had just been home two weeks and five days and was very happy and enjoyed himself everywhere. He had many hardships during this ending of the war, although our Savior spared him and brought him back to see his parents, sisters, brothers and friends once more. Our dear Lord wanted him by his side where he has a resting place.

The funeral services were held Monday forenoon at 10 o'clock at the St. Mary's Church at Greenwood, Clark County, Wis., Rev. Achterlich of Greenwood, Rev. Stenz of Loyal and the pastor from Willard officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

The Soldiers from Loyal and Greenwood and the C. K.'s marched with him to the cemetery and the band from Greenwood played. This was one of the biggest funeral Greenwood has had. There being an enormous attendance.

John was a highly respected young man and was greatly liked by all who knew him.

The deceased leaves to mourn his loss his beloved parents, 4 sisters, Mrs. Joseph Kohlnhofer of Greenwood, Marion, Kathryn and Elizabeth at home, three brothers, Joseph, Casper and Anthony, besides many other relatives and friends.

 

 


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