Obit: Buddinger, Charles (1864 - 1939)

Contact:  Steven Lavey

----Source: The Clark County Press, June 1, 1939

LAST NAME: Buddinger


NEWSPAPER LOCATION: Neillsville, Wisconsin

STATE: Wisconsin


Funeral services for Charles Buddinger, 75, were held Saturday, May 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the Schiller Funeral Home. Rev. E.P. Stone conducting the rites. Interment took place in the York Center cemetery. Mr. Buddinger was born at Mt. Carmel, Pa., May 5, 1864, to Anthony and Mary (Boyer) Buddinger, and passed away at the Neillsville hospital at 8:45 last Wednesday evening of apoplexy, having entered the hospital April 8. At the age of 11 years he went to Manitowoc where he found work on a farm. At 15, he was placed on a salary of $30 a year, half of which he put out at interest at the end of the first year. He worked on the farm until he was 20, and then began working in the woods near Wausaukee. Later he worked in the lime kiln at Brillion for eight years and was foreman of the kiln for six years. He was married to Emma Fischer at Green Bay, Wis. August 29, 1891, who passed away on October 4, 1907, this couple having no children. January 13, 1909, he was again married to Mrs. Minnie Crossett of the town of Grant. To this union three children were born: Carl and Bernice at home, and Beatrice (Mrs. Tony Walter) of York. There are four grandchildren: Anthony Walter, Jr., York; Edwin and Rubin Crosset, Marshfield, and Patricia Young, LaCrosse, three of them being step grandchildren; tahre brothers Peter, York; John, Iron Mountain, Mich., and Paul, Reading, Pa. And two sisters, Mrs. William Synder, Conn., and Mrs. Robert Tietsworth, Elysbury, Pa. His wife preceded him in death February 10, 1931. For eight years after his first marriage Mr. Buddinger was foreman in a logging camp and the purchased 40 acres of wild land in Section 17, town of York. He had a team of horses and with the aid of his brother, built a log house and barn. For a time there was no well and it was necessary to carry all of the water for household purposes for a quarter of a mile. There were no roads and the price of farm produce was very low. During his 44 years of residence in Clark County, Mr. Buddinger saw a vast transformation. He built a beautiful 9-room house and set of fine outbuildings. He lived a complete and well-spent life. The pallbearers were: Joseph Eysnogel, Eli Heck, Emil Winkelman, Robert Teatz, Newt Turner, and Walter Rowe. Thos carried flowers were: Miss Marie Kubat, Miss Shirley Brussow and Miss Alice Joyce. Attendants at the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Crossett and family, Marshfield; Mr. And Mrs. H.P. Young and daughter, La Crosse; Mrs. Frank Bublitz of Menasha, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. George Fischer, Mr. And Mrs. Hector Fischer, Mrs. Louis Neobling and son, Richard of Neenah, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. William Fischer of Brillion; Peter Christiansen of Richfield; Mrs. Thomas Joyce and granddaughter, Alice, all of Marshfield.



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