Obit: Breese, John W. (1852 - 1936)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Breese, Boss, Davis, Hubing, Longenecker

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 27 Aug. 1936

Breese, John W. (21 May 1852 - 22 Aug. 1936)

John W. Breese was born at Clifford, Pennsylvania on May 21, 1852 and died at his home in the town of York near Granton on August 22, 1936.

He spent his boyhood years working on a farm and also learning the carpenter and stone mason trades. On November 28, 1878 he was married to Angie Boss at Carbondale, Pennsylvania and three years later they came to Wisconsin and settled on a farm of wild land in the town of York. Here they with their two young daughters built up a home noted throughout the community for its friendly spirit and hospitality. Young people in particular used to like to gather at this home to spend the evening singing and to enjoy the kindly influence of this worthy family.

They continued to live on this farm until 1910, when they sold this large farm and purchased a small home near Windfall Corners and here they enjoyed the same friendly contacts with their neighbors. Bertha, the older daughter died in 1894 and Effie the younger daughter was married to Truman W. Davis at the farm home on October 12, 1898.

In 1927 Mrs. Breese’s eyesight failed her and Mr. and Mrs. Davis came to live with her parents and to care for both of them in their declining years. Until a few weeks ago Mr. Breese was able to be up and around the house and yard and to enjoy the company of his friends. About two weeks ago he became ill and unable to leave his bed and gradually grew weaker until the end came at 1:15 o’clock Saturday, August 22.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Angie Breese, his daughter, Mrs. Truman W. Davis, two granddaughters, Lucille, Mrs. Arthur Hubing, Lela, Mrs. Chas. Hubing, one grandson Eldred Davis and seven great grandchildren.

He was a kind considerate husband and a respected neighbor. He was a good man.

Funeral services were held at the Windfall Church Monday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. Burial took place in Windfall Cemetery.



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