Obit: Kunze, Ferdinand (1847 - 1919)

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----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 07/03/1919

Kunze, Ferdinand (29 APR 1847 - 25 JUN 1919)

Died at his farm home six miles northeast of this city (Colby, Wis.), Ferdinand Kunze, aged seventy-two years. Death was due to cancer of the liver.

On April 30th, Mr. Kunze was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls and on May 5th underwent an operation, but without relief. Shortly after that he returned home, being in a weakened condition up to the time of his death.

Funeral services were held last Saturday from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fr. H. Lachnit officiating. Burial was made in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Deceased was born in Kristne State, Germany April 29, 1847, and in 1870 was married to Miss Theresa Mitchner. To this union was born ten children: Mrs. Peter Thiel of Stanley; Mrs. Wenzel Prueher of Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Wenzel Klug of Boyd; Mrs. Phil Sarazin of Cloquet, Minn.; Mrs. J. Prilch of Los Angeles, Cal.; Carl Kunze of Cloquet; Joseph, Albert, Bertha and August at home.

In the year 1872 Mr. and Mrs. Kunze and one daughter came to America and settled in Sheboygan, Wis. Here they remained until 1874, when Mr. Kunze took up a homestead upon which he and his good wife made their home until death separated them.

Deceased was a man who united sound sense with strong convictions, and a candid outspoken temper, eminently fitted to mould the rude elements of pioneer society into forma and consistency, and aid in raising a high standard of citizenship to our young and growing country, but the Stern Reaper found him, "as a shock of corn, fully ripe for the harvest."



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