Obit: Eggebrecht, Frederick (1827 - 1906)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/05/1906

Eggebrecht, Frederick (28 SEP 1827 - 29 MAR 1906)

Father-in-law Fred Eggebrecht died suddenly at his home in the town of Wein, Marathon Co., Wis., Thursday evening, March 29th, 1906, while performing his evening chores, heart disease being the cause. Father was feeling as well as usual that day and the call came without warning. His heart had ceased to beat and he sank to his knees as if in peaceful sleep.

Frederick Eggebrecht was born in Prepsleben, Germany, Sept. 28th, 1827; was married to Caroline Schuett in 1852 and in 1855 came to America, locating at Milwaukee, where he resided until 1866, when he moved onto a farm near Appleton. In 1874 he traded his farm for city property in Beaver Dam, where he worked at the carpenter trade for three years, removing in the spring of 1877 to the town of Wein, Marathon Co., where he continued to reside until his death. With the help of his wife, who died in April 1900, and his children, he cleared and built up one of the best farms in the county. He was a prominent member of St. Johannis Lutheran Church and was a leader in all movements of progressiveness in the church and the township; he was, and lived, a true Christian man. Eight children, Mrs. J.J. Shafer of this city, John, Henry, Mrs. Lizzie Hamann, Mrs. Wm. Petri, Mrs. Martin Marquardt of Wein, Mrs. Henry Marquardt and Wm. Marquardt of Wausau; five brothers, Charles of the town of Hull, Henry, William, Helmut and Ernst of Milwaukee, besides many grandchildren, other relatives and hosts of friends, mourn the loss of a true and loving father, brother and friend.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon from St. Johannis Church in Wein, Rev. Carl Schmalz, the pastor, officiating. The appreciation and high esteem in which he was held was in a measure evidenced by the immense concourse of people from his home and neighboring towns that attended the funeral, there being over ninety teams in the procession that escorted the remains to the church.



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