Obit: Kindt, Gustav (1845 - 1906)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 04/14/1906

Kindt, Gustav (18 AUG 1845 - 7 APR 1906)

Saturday night at about nine o'clock Gustav Kindt was almost instantly killed by falling down the stairs in his home in this village (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.). He fell backwards from the top and striking on the casing below, fractured his skull. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. Geo. B. Haskell, and the remains were interred in the town of Mentor Cemetery.

Mr. Kindt has been a resident of Humbird about thirty years, working at his trade as wagon-maker and other employment. He was a Lutheran by profession in years of his young manhood, and was an energetic, straightforward young man. He was a kind hearted man and was, himself, his only enemy.

He leaves a wife, three sons, Otto and Charles, of North Milwaukee, and Albert of Merrill; and two daughters, Julia of North Milwaukee, and Edith of Abrams.

Gustav Kindt, although a humble citizen, was a man with a wonderful war record. Born Aug. 18, 1845, at Fitzeric, Canfikaw, Germany, he enlisted in the Prussian army in the 11th company, 3rd grenadier regiment Queen Elizabeth as a recruit Oct. 15, 1865. He served in short, but decisive, Austrian War and at Gravelotte fought strenuously for his country. At the close of the seven weeks' campaign he returned to his native land, married Frederica Treham, and settled down to work at his trade as wagon-maker. In 1870 the war cloud was again over Prussia. Bismarck, the man of "blood and iron" sounded the war trumpet, and Gustav Kindt left his young wife and little son to fight again for the Fatherland in the Franco-Prussian war. In this war the forces of Napoleon III were defeated. Mr. Kindt was in three battles of this war: St. Privot La Montague, Beaumont and Sedan, where Napoleon with MacMahon's army surrendered. During his service he was promoted to corporal and received the "Iron Cross", which is a badge of honor and signifies special merit. He was honorably discharged in 1872.

At the close of this war Mr. Kindt, with his wife and child, came to America, landing in New York, and made that state their home for about a year. They came to Wisconsin about the year 1875 and have since made this their home.



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