Obit: Demmer, Joseph Sr. (1831 - 1913)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/13/1913

Demmer, Joseph Sr. (22 JAN 1831 - 11 FEB 1913)

Joseph Demmer Sr., an old Colby, Clark Co., Wis. resident, died at Chippewa Falls on Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 1913, of old age. Joseph Jordan, his son-in-law, went to Chippewa Falls on the Tuesday evening train, and arranged for the remains to be shipped here Friday morning. Mr. Demmer was living there with his son Joseph, and when last seen in Colby, a few months ago, was apparently in excellent health for one who had passed the four score mark.

The funeral will be held from St. Mary’s Church, Friday morning, at 10 o’clock, Rev. H.J. Artmann officiating.

(Follow on in 2/20/1913 Colby Phonograph)

Joseph Demmer Sr., who died at Chippewa Falls on Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 1913, was born in Germany on the 22nd day of January 1831. He came to America, and direct to Colby, in the spring of 1883. He continued to reside here, and was one of our honorable citizens, until about four years ago when he went to Chippewa Falls to make this home with his son Joseph.

He is survived by four children, two daughters and two sons, Mrs. John Smith living in Germany; Jos. Demmer of Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Jos. Jordan of this city, and Peter Demmer of Porter, Wash.

The remains were brought to this city last Friday morning, and the funeral services held at St. Mary’s Church at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. H.J. Artmann.

Those from out of the city who were here to attend the funeral were Mrs. Joseph Demmer Jr., and Henry Reden of Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Jordan Jr. of Mellen and Mrs. Schroeder of Thorp.



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