Obit: Borchert, Ernest F. (1861 - 1929)

Transcriber: Stan


----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 05/09/1929

Borchert, Ernest F. (3 Sep 1861 - 5 May 1929)

Ernest Frederick Borchert, one of our early pioneers, died last Sunday, May 5, 1929, in the town of Colby, Clark County, Wis., at 12:00 o'clock, noon, cancer of the lungs being the cause of his departure to the distant shore. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon, May 9th, the Rev. A. Kirchhoeffer officiating, and interment will be made in the Colby Cemetery. He attained the age of 67 years.

Mr. Borchert was born Sept. 3, 1861, at Jassnick, Germany, and moved to Dodge Co. Wis., in 1871, and to Colby, Wis. in the year 1878, fifty years ago, where he lived until his death. On June 6, 1889, nearly forty years ago, hew as married to Marie Werner of the town of Wein, Marathon Co. The following children are still living: Louis Borchert, Mrs. August Hertz, Carl Borchert, Mrs. Edna Laabs and Mrs. Elsie Lulloff of the town of Green Grove. There are eight grandchildren and one sister still living, namely, Mrs. Emilie Lindtmann of Brawnton, Minn.

Mr. Borchert was a man of fine character, who never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer, and had many friends who join in extending sympathy to the mourners.



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