Obit: Patitz, John (1845 - 1912)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/08/1912

Patitz, John (2 SEP 1845 - 3 FEB 1912)

John Patitz, aged sixty-six years, four month and two days died of heart failure, at the home of his brother Ernest, about two miles east of Curtiss, Clark Co., Wis., Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 1912, at 8 p.m.

Mr. Patitz has been sickly for nearly three years, heart and kidney trouble preventing him from taking an active part in his farm work.

Saturday evening, Feb 3rd, a number of friends gathered at the home of Ernest Patitz to help him celebrate his fifty-ninth birthday. Mr. Patitz felt quite well Saturday and he and Mrs. Patitz walked over to his brother’s home, about one-half mile distant, to enjoy the occasion with other present. Before entering the house Mr. Patitz fainted, but rallied and entered unaided. They were there only a few minutes, however, when Mr. Patitz’s heart failed him and he quickly but quietly passed away.

John Patitz was born in Germany, Sept. 2nd, 1845 and when two years old came to America with his parents, who settled in Manitowoc County, Wis.

Nov. 12th, 1874, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Miller and in 1881 they removed to Clark County, making their home about two and one-half miles east of Curtiss, where Mr. Patitz has since resided.

Mrs. Patitz died May 1st, 1892. Four of their children, two boys and two girls are dead. Those living are Mrs. Julius Seifert and Mrs. Harvey Culbertson of Appleton, Mrs. John Barthel of Cleveland, Mrs. Xavier Archambo, Mrs. Fred Pudles of Curtiss, Henry Patitz, Oscar Patitz, George Patitz of Abbotsford, Wis.

In 1894 Mr. Patitz was married to Mrs. Amelia Voight.

Besides those already named, Mr. Patitz leaves to mourn his death, his wife and seven children, Emil, Theodore, Herman, Edna, Anna, Edward and Leona, and two brothers, Theodore Patitz of Cleveland, Wis., and Ernest Patitz of Curtiss, one sister, Mrs. Wm. Lyman of Sheboygan, and sixteen grandchildren.

Mr. Patitz was a kind and loving husband and father, and the bereaved family and relatives have the sympathy of many friends in their great sorrow.

The funeral took place at the home of the deceased Wednesday morning, Feb. 7th, at 10 o’clock, Rev. Sievald of Greenwood officiating. Interment at Colby Cemetery.


Re: Obit: Patitz, John (1845 - 1912)

Contact: Brenda Davis

This is My Great Grandfather. If anyone has any other information on the Patitz Family I would love to talk to you and compare notes.



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