Obit: Sterzinger, George (1844 - 1908)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 01/30/1908

Sterzinger, George (29 AUG 1844 - 26 JAN 1908)

George Sterzinger was born in Boppenlauer, Bavaria, Aug. 29, 1844; he came to America in 1873, settling in Milwaukee Co. at North Greenfield, now West Allis. Nov. 1, 1881, he came to Colby, Wis. and settled on the farm in the town of Colby, Clark County, Wis., where he resided until his death. He was a stone mason by trade and many of the residences and barn foundations in Colby and surrounding towns remain as monuments to his memory.

He was a man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer. He was of sturdy constitution and continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits till long past the age at which men ordinarily drop out of the ranks of the workers. To this end there is no doubt that his sunshiny disposition largely contributed. He met most of the conditions and situations of life with a joke, and counted everyone he knew a friend.



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