Obit: Wiedenhoeft, John J. A. (1845 - 1929)
Surnames: WIEDENHOEFT MIHLKE FEIND FRANZ NICKEL
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 12/12/1929
Wiedenhoeft, John J. A. (7 AUG 1845 - 5 DEC 1929)
John Julius Albert Wiedenhoeft, one of the early settlers of this section, passed on to the distant shore last Thursday, Dec. 5, 1929, dropsy and heart disease being the cause of his departure. Funeral services were held at the Zion Lutheran Church, Sunday, Dec. 8th, at 1:30, Rev. A. Kirchhoefer officiating, and interment was made in the Colby Cemetery.
The deceased was born Aug. 7, 1845, in Schwiett, Kries Conitz, West Prussia, Germany, and was married sixty-one years ago to Auguste Henriette Mihlke. They came to America in 1869 and settle on a farm one mile west of Colby, Wis. They retired from their active duties on the farm about twelve years ago and moved to the city of Colby, where they made their home ever since. Three of their children died in infancy. Those still living are William of Minnesota, Herman, Mrs. Amanda Feind, Albert, Gustav, Mrs. Augusta Franz, Mrs. Louis Feind, all of Colby, and Mrs. Anna Nickel of Indiana. Twenty-six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren the deceased, who attained the age of eighty-four years, three months and twenty-nine days.
The deceased was a man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the early settlers. He was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character and sturdy constitution, and his family circle was a happy one. He had filled the various relations of life as son, husband, father, brother, friend, and filled them well. But now he is gone and another name is stricken from the ever lessening roll of our old settlers.
The out of town relatives and friends here for the funeral were Mrs. Mary Lentz, Mrs. Emma Geisthardt and Mr. Herman Bloom, all of Brownsville, Wis.; Mrs. Charles Bloom and Mrs. Peter Lerch of South Byron, Wis.; Mr. Ed Blood of Oakfield, Wis.; Mrs. Julius Schultz of Waupun, Wis.; Mrs. Herman Westphal of Byron, Wis., Mrs. Roger Nickel of Frankfort, Ind., Mr. Will Wiedenhoeft and Miss Lillian Wiedenhoeft of Anoka, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Albert Franz of Chippewa Falls, Wis.
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