Obit: Demmer, John P. (1870 - 1912)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/22/1912

Demmer, John P. (6 MAR 1870 - 12 AUG 1912)

As announced last week, John P. Demmer, a former Colby, Clark Co., Wis. citizen, died at his home in Kolze, Ill., on Monday, Aug. 12, 1912, after a week’s illness with typhoid fever, aged 42 years, 5 months and 6 days.

Deceased was born in the village of Schaffhausen, Rhein Provinz Preussen, Germany, on the 6th day of March 1870. In the year 1883 the family came to America, locating in Colby. John made this his home until about four years ago, when his railroad work made it more convenient for him to reside at Kolze. He was married to Miss Mary Haslbeck, in this city, about twelve years ago, and leaves his widow and three children, Edna, Agnes and Joe, to mourn his death. Besides his family he is survived by his aged father, Joseph Demmer, and two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Jos. Jordan of this city; Jos. Demmer, Jr. of Chippewa Falls; Peter Demmer of Porter, Wash., and a sister in Germany, al of who were here to attend the funeral, except the two last names. John was an honest, industrious young man and hosts of friends join in expressions of sympathy for the family and relatives.

The funeral was held from St. Mary’s Church in this city, last Friday, and the large attendance attested the high esteem in which he was held by our citizens.

The following is the list of other out of town relatives and friends who were present at the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. J. Vrobel, Helen and Rose Haslbeck, Joe Exner and family, Grand Rapids, Wis.; Miss Bertha Haslbeck, Oak Park, Ill., Mrs. S. Burgmeyer, Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jordan Jr., Glidden; Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Kolze, Ill.



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