Obit: Meyer, Henry G. (1861 - 1913)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/21/1913

Meyer, Henry G. (29 DEC 1861 - 19 AUG 1913)

While Henry Meyer was turning a wooden pulley, 25 inches in diameter, on the lathe of George Roohr’s blacksmith and wagon shop, Tuesday afternoon, the pulley broke, one piece striking him directly over the heart, throwing him several feet. He was picked up unconscious and removed to his home where he passed from this life a few minutes after without regaining consciousness.

Henry was a good citizen and liked by all who knew him, and his sudden death cast a gloom over he entire city. The mourning family has the deepest sympathies of all.

Henry G. Meyer was born in Burlington, Wis., Dec. 29th, 1861, where he lived and grew to young manhood. He was united in marriage to Miss Katharine Schueller, at Brillion, Nov. 16th, 1886. He worked at his trade, that of blacksmith, in that part of the state until Nov. 19th, 1901, when he moved with his family to this city (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) Here he worked at his trade in the different shops and was considered an expert horse-shoer and an all around fist class workman. He leaves his wife and three sons, George, station agent for the Soo at Hamilton, Wis.; Richard, operator for the Northwestern at Rhinelander, and Benjamin, clerk at the Colby drug store. Also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Meyer of Burlington, and five brothers and two sisters, Charles of Fort Wayne, Ind.; John of Wabena, Minn.; Joseph, Frank, Albert and Miss Minnie of Burlington, and Mrs. John Hau of Lyons, Wis., to mourn his death.

The funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Friday morning, at 9:30 o’clock, Rev. Mechler of Abbotsford officiating, owing to the absence of Rev. Artman from the city. Interment will take place at the Catholic Cemetery.



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