Obit: Wolter, August (1853 - 1928)

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----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01/03/1929

Wolter, August (17 DEC 1853 - 29 DEC 1928)

August F. Wolter, 75, a pioneer resident of the town of Reseberg, Clark County, Wis., died at his farm home, four and one-half miles southwest of Withee, Saturday, Dec. 29, 1928, following an illness of more than two years duration. The cause of death was cancer of the kidney.

August Wolter was born Dec. 17, 1853, at Megov Pommern, Germany, and came to America with his parents when a boy, where they made their home at Mayville, Wis. October 13, 1878, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Fox at New Hampton, Iowa, where they remained for several years. In 1881 they moved to Fall River, Wis., and at this place they made their home for twenty years. They came to Withee, Clark County in 1899 and settled on the farm where they have since resided. To this union were born two sons, Edward of Spokane, Wash., and Hugo F., of Withee, and seven daughters, Mrs. Lilly Mann, Fox Lake, Wis.; Mrs. Minnie Malcolm, Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. Bertha Jones, Whitewater, Wis.; Mrs. Olga Emmerson, Withee; Mrs. Esther Hodnett, Withee; Miss Ada Wolter, at home; Mrs. Viola Christensen, Stanley, and nine grandchildren. Surviving also are two brothers, Charlie Wolter, Withee, and Albert Wolter, Milwaukee, and two sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Maaske, Mayville, Wis., and Mrs. Albertina Oehlert, Milwaukee, all of who came to attend the funeral.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, 1928, Mr. and Mrs. Wolter celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, and at that time all members of the family were present.

During Mr. Wolter's thirty years of residence in this vicinity, he has been actively engaged in farming up until the last few years. For a number of years he also conducted a store, carrying on this business with his farm work. He was a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge, and this order conducted the service.

Funeral services were conducted from the M. E. Church at Withee Wednesday afternoon at 2:00, Rev. W. F. Taylor, pastor, officiating, and burial was made at Riverside Cemetery.



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