Obit: Holtzhausen, Charles (1853 - 1913)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/04/1913

Holtzhausen, Charles (17 JUN 1853 - 29 NOV 1913)

Charles Holtzhausen, one of the old settlers and highly respected citizens of Colby, Clark Co, Wis., passed away in this city, at 7:30 o’clock Saturday evening, Nov. 29th, 1913, of pneumonia, after an illness of only three days, aged 60 years, 5 months and 12 days.

Charles F. Holtzhausen was born in the city of Buffalo, N.Y., on the 17th day of June 1853; when still an infant his parents came to Wisconsin, settling at Sheboygan, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage June 17th, 1877, to Ida Mueller at Sheboygan. Dec. 3rd, 1879, he moved to Colby, and being a blacksmith by trade, opened a shop on the East Side, continuing in that line of business until in February 1910, when he sold his shop and business to Louis G. Schorer. After selling out he devoted his time to his twenty acre farm joining the city, and to doing light repairing in a little shop at his residence. He was an enthusiastic member of Colby Lodge No. 234, I.O.O.F. and Colby Lodge No. 204, A.F. & A..M. He was held in high regard by his lodge brethren, his neighbors and friends, and always had a kindly greeting for all.

He is survived by his wife, son Carl and daughter Winnie of this city, his aged mother of Sheboygan, two brothers and one sister, Herman Holtzhausen and Mrs. Louis Kolb of Thorp, and Paul Holtzhausen of Sheboygan.

The funeral services were held at the residence and grave, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the Masons, the Odd Fellows furnishing the singing and acting as an escort. Interment took place in the family lot in Colby Cemetery.



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