Obit: Beyerl, John (1841 - 1917)
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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/01/1917

Beyerl, John (5 JUL 1841 - 29 JAN 1917)

John Beyerl, one of the early pioneers and respected citizens of this community, died at his home just west of the city limits in the town of Colby (Clark Co., Wis.), Monday, Jan. 29, 1917. He would have been 76 years old next July, having been born in Oberwingling, Bavaria, Germany, July 5, 1841. He served in the German Army until 30 years old. In the year 1872 he came to America and settled at Leroy, Dodge Co., Wis. He was united in marriage with Barbara Wendmaiser at that place in 1874, and they made their home there until 1878, when he came to Colby and settled on the farm about 2 miles west of the city. Mr. Beyerl was one of those who braved the trials and hardships that this wild and undeveloped country offered forty years ago. Stout hearted and a willing worker, he played his part in developing the community, and the transformation of the wilderness to beautiful farms resulted from the efforts of such as he. He was a good neighbor and there was no happier family circle than his. His best monument will be the good report he leaves behind him in this community, where he lived for so many years.

Besides his wife he is survived by nine children: Mrs. Laurence Weix, Frank, Mrs. John Schuh, of Colby; Sister Rosina of Holy Family Convent at Silver Lake, Manitowoc Co.; Louis M. Ambrose, Caroline, Veronica and Henry. A son John was killed at Ashland three years ago, and four other children died years ago.

The funeral was held this morning from St. Mary’s Church, Rev. H.J. Artmann officiating. Interment in Colby Cemetery (actually buried in the Catholic Cemetery).


John is my GGGrandpa. Please contact me if you are family. I am always working on the family tree. David Richardson



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