Obit: Volkmar, Julius (1848 - 1919)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 05/29/1919

Volkmar, Julius (5 FEB 1848 - 19 MAY 1919)

Julius Volkmar, aged seventy-one years, passed away last week Monday at the home of his son, William, residing five miles west of Colby, Wis., the direct cause of death being asthma.

Deceased was born Feb. 5, 1848 in Erfurd, Germany and in the year 1872 was united in marriage to Miss Fredericka Grose. In 1881, together with his family he moved to America, settling upon the farm where his death occurred.

To Mr. and Mrs. Volkmar were born seven children, four dying in infancy. Those remaining to survive his death are William of the town of Colby, Clark County, Mrs. Theo. Lehrman of Marshfield and Carl of Canada. All were present at the funeral except Carl.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from St. John's Evangelical Church, Rev. M. Peper officiating. Burial took place in the Colby Cemetery, the remains being in charge of Undertaker Lulloff.

Mr. Volkmar is one of this community's oldest settlers, coming to this section when all was still wilderness. Here he worked his way gradually upward, laboring long and untiringly clearing the land and building for himself and family a home. During spare time he would assist his neighbors and friends in butchering hogs and cattle, this being his former trade while still in the old country. During the past twenty years he has been ailing but in spite of his failing health was always a kind and loving father and a neighbor always willing to assist his fellow man.



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