Mathias (1822 - 1916)
Surnames: KAUDY FOOTE BROTTE LEICHTNAM
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/12/1916
Kaudy, Mathias (11 OCT 1822 - 7 OCT 1916)
Mathias Kaudy, for many years a resident of Colby (Clark Co., Wis.), died Oct. 7th, 1916, at the home of his son John, in the town of Weston (Clark Co.) We get the following from the Neillsville Times:
"Mathias Kaudy was born Oct. 11, 1822, in Alsaace Lorain, France. Mr. Kaudy came to this country when a young man, locating in Dodge Co. as early as 1857, moving to Clark County in 1878. His wife died Aug. 16, 1893. He is survived by five sons and three daughters: N.L. of Webster, Wis.; J.B. of Neillsville; G.J. and Matt of Grand Rapids; Jos. Of Centralia, Wash.; Mrs. Mary Foote of Fort Edwards, N.Y.; Mrs. Anna Brott of Longmont, Colo.; Mrs. Belle K. Leichtnam of Hurley. Deceased was a fine old gentleman who all his life had maintained a reputation for strict integrity and upright manhood, and as a result his death will be the cause of deep regret among his host of friends. The funeral was held yesterday and those who were here from out of town were Mathias Kaudy of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Belle Leichtnam and Leroy Leichtnam of Hurley, and Mrs. Edward M. Korzillius of Three Lakes."
Matt Kaudy and family moved from Neosho, Dodge Co., to Colby, in Nov. 1878, and opened a cabinet shop. He manufacture fanning mills, all kinds of cabinet work and saloon, office and store fixtures. He built up a large business, which was later carried on by a company known as the Colby Novelty Co., now located at Grand Rapids. He made his home with his son John most of the time, living for awhile with his daughter in New York State.
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