Obit: Kraus, Peter (1858 - 1915)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/01/1915

Kraus, Peter (1858 - MAR 1915)

(Chilton Times)

On Tuesday Peter Kraus died at his home on Baldwin Avenue at the age of fifty-five years, two months and twenty-two days.

The deceased was born at Marytown, Fond du Lac County, and resided there until 1875 when he came to Chilton with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Kraus, who engaged in the hotel business. He assisted his parents in the hotel for several years and then worked at the marble and granite business for a few years, canvassing this county. He later sold farm implements. On Nov. 24, 1884, he was married to Gertrude Franzen and a few years later they located at Marshfield where Mr. Kraus acted as agent for the Pabst Brewing Co. in Milwaukee. He remained there about five years and then returned to this city. In August last he was taken ill with throat trouble and since that time gradually failed in health, but was able to be up and around town until some three weeks ago when he was obliged to remain in bed, since which time he failed rapidly and death came as a relief to his suffering. He was widely known throughout this section and was well liked for he had a way of making of all with whom he came in contact. He is survived by a widow, five sisters, Mrs. Peter Petersen, Mrs. Chas. X. Arps, Mrs. Jos. Hanert of this city, Mrs. Alfred Steffen of Sheboygan, Mrs. G.C. Kersten of Colby and two brothers, Math J. Kraus of Fond du Lac and C. Joseph Kraus of Colby.

The funeral was held Friday morning from St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. L.N. Thelen officiating, with interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.



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