Obit: Paulsen, Alfred "Fred" (1909 - 1931)
Contact:  Stan

Surnames: Paulsen,

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 04/30/1931

Paulsen, Fred (1909 - 26 APR 1931)

Fred Pauslen, 20 year old son of Mrs. Peter Paulsen, residing, two miles northwest of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), died at the St. Joseph hospital at Chippewa Falls, Sunday morning, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday.

Paulsen, who was in the employ of the Altenburg Auto Co., Withee, as a mechanic, had left his work in the shop to go to Thorp, where he was to get some auto parts, and return. Before leaving he made a wager that he could go to Thorp and return in fifteen minutes on his motorcycle, and it was while driving at a speed of more than 90 miles an hour that he crashed into a farm wagon, as he was rounding a curve, on his return home. When striking the wagon he slid with his motorcycle for a distance of more than a hundred feet along the highway. He suffered compound fracture of his right thigh and multiple fractures of his right leg just below the knee, in addition to internal injuries. He was immediately removed to the hospital at Chippewa Falls where he was given the best medical aid possible to save his life. He had been in the employ of the Altenburg Auto Co. for some time, and was a young man well liked by all with whom he came in contact.

He is survived by his mother and three brothers, Hans, Martin and Chris.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock from the home and at 2:30 o’clock from the Danish Lutheran Church at Withee, with interment taking place in the family lot of the church cemetery.

1900 Federal Census, ED 23 Hixon & Longwood townships, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, page: 9, sheet letter: A, family # 156

Paul A Paulsen, white, married male (assumed grandfather of Alfred)
father's birthplace: Denmark
mother's birthplace: Denmark
years married: 20
estimated marriage year: 1880
immigration year: 1862

Household Members
head Paul A Paulsen M 47 (Nov 1853 Denmark)
wife Anna Paulsen F 39 Denmark
daughter Alma Paulsen F 19 Wisconsin

1905 Federal Census, Withee, Clark, Wisconsin, family # 35, page # 575

Paul Paulsen, white, married, male (assumed grandfather of Alfred)
place of birth: parent 1: Denmark
place of birth: parent 2: Denmark

Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Paul Paulsen M 52y (1853 Denmark)
wife Anna Paulsen F 43y Denmark
daughter Alma Paulsen F 24y (1881 United States)

1910 Federal Census, Hixon, Clark, Wisconsin, family # 131, page # 18

Paul K Paulsen, white, married, male
immigration year: 1894
father's birthplace: Denmark
mother's birthplace: Denmark

Household Members
self Paul K Paulson M 44y Denmark
wife Martine Paulson F 28y Denmark
son Hans Paulson M 6y Illinois
son Kristian Paulson M 5y Illinois
son Martin Paulson M 4y Illinois
son Alfred Paulson M 1y 3m Illinois

1920 Federal Census, Clark, Wisconsin

Paul K Paulsen, white, married male
father's birthplace: Denmark
mother's birthplace: Denmark

Household Members
self Paul K Paulsen M 53y (1867 Denmark)
wife Martina Paulsen F 37y (1883 Denmark)
son Hans Paulsen M 16y (1905 Illinois)
son Christian Paulsen M 14y (1906 Illinois)
son Martin Paulsen M 13y (1907 Illinois)
son Alfred Paulsen M 11y (1909 Illinois)

1930 Federal Census, Hixon, Clark, Wisconsin, enumeration district # 0018, family # 150, sheet number and letter: 8A, line # 5

Martina Paulsen (Mother of Fred)
gender: Female
marital status: Widowed
race: White
immigration year: 1900
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Denmark
mother's birthplace: Denmark

Household Members
head Martina Paulsen F 48 (1882 Denmark)
Son Hans Paulsen M 26 Illinois
Son Christen Paulsen M 25 Illinois
Son Martin Paulsen M 24 Illinois
Son Alfred Paulsen M 21(1909 Illinois)

Tennessee Death Records

Paul A. Paulsen (possibly the grandfather of Alfred)
Death date: 15 Nov 1930
Place: Crestview, Lawrence, Tennessee
gender: Male
marital status: Widowed (?)
race or color: White
age: 77
estimated birth year:
birth date: 07 Nov 1853
birthplace: Jutland, Denmark
father: Jens Paulsen
father's birthplace: Denmark
burial place: Luck, Wisconsin
volume/page/certificate number: cn 25693



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