Obit: Schjonnemann, Anton L "Tony" (1884 - 1904 )
Contact:  Lani Bartelt


SOURCE: Marathon Register Newspaper (Unity, WI) Jan 15,1904

Schjonneman, Anton "Tony" L. (2 Feb. 1884 - 8 Jan. 1904)


Just before going to press last week we received word of the accidental death of Antone Schjonnemann, we were at that time unable to get the particulars but have since learned that the young man and his sawing partner had sawed down a tree in which another tree was lodged ,they had previously sawed off the lodged tree near the stump and as the two trees started to fall Antone called to his partner to get out of the way at the same time stepping back as he supposed to a place of safety, but just before the tree reached the ground the lodged one swung around striking Antone on the breast and crushing him against a tree near which he stood, help was immediately summoned and the unfortunate young man was placed in a sleigh and in charge members of the crew started at once for the hospital at Marshfield to outward appearances he did not suffer much pain but Death had put his mark upon him and he quietly closed his eyes, the lamp of life flickered out just before they reached Marshfield. The young man’s father and brother accompanied the body home on the evening train.

Antone L Schjonneman, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schjonneman was born in the town of Brighton, Marathon Co., Wisconsin, Feb 2nd 1884, Died Jan 8th, 1904.

"Tony" as he was familiarly called by his intimate friends, was by reason of his generous, honets, good-natured disposition an especial favorite with his many acquaintances.

The home life of a youth is a good criterion as to his character; there was never a more dutiful, more considerate, more affectionate son and brother than "Tony" Schjonneman, while at home he was always thoughtful of the comforts and welfare of his parents, when he received his death blow his first thought was of home and mother.

The funeral was held from the M. E. Church on Monday. The church was crowded with sympathizing friends who came to pay their last and tribute to the departed.

Five sleigh loads composed of camp boys from the three McMillan camps came over to assist in the sad rites and cheer the grief stricken family in their hour of affliction.

Rev. W. H. Philpott delivered a very helpful sermon after which the boy was conveyed to the Unity cemetery and consigned to its’ final resting place.

Wesley Pond, Ed Purkis, Wm. Flink, Arvid Errickson, James Holmes, and Soren Korntved acted as pall-bearers.

The many friends of the family extend to them their heartfelt sympathy in their sad bereavement.


We wish to thank the many friends who so kindly assisted us before and at theburial of our beloved son and brother. The beautiful tributes of flowers are sacredly remembered.



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