Obit: VanderWagen, Peter (1858 - 1931)
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----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 05/28/1931

VanderWagen, Peter (2 MAR 1858 - 22 MAY 1931)

Peter VanderWegan, a farmer residing five miles southwest of the village of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.), met almost instant death, Friday afternoon of last week, when he was attacked by a stallion, which he was driving with another horse, while plowing in the field.

The stallion became ugly while at work, and Mr. VanderWegan in trying to quiet him, was attacked, the horse biting his head and face, and chewing at his arm. His injuries were such that he lived but a little more than three quarters of an hour. The accident happened only a short distance from his home, and Mrs. VanderWegan seeing his trouble, immediately called assistance, but before anyone could arrive the horse had injured him fatally.

Mr. VanderWegan had been a resident of the town of Longwood for twenty-eight years and during that time had gained for himself a large acquaintance of friends. He was a good farmer and did much to improve the vicinity in which he lived.

Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church at Withee Monday morning, Fr. McGuire officiating, followed by interment in the Riverside Cemetery west of Withee. Mr. VanderWegan was born at Green Bay, Wis., on March 2, 1858 and had reached the age of 73 years, 2 months and 20 days. He leaves to mourn, his wife and the following children: Mrs. Chester Johnson and Mrs. Adolph Deneys of Green Bay; Mrs. Adolph Springer of Beloit; Mrs. H.J. Bedwell of Stevens Point; August VanderWegan and Clarence VanderWegan, Eau Claire; Ed VanderWegan of Ogema; Frank and William VanderWegan of Withee; Thomas VanderWegan of Thorp; and Mrs. James Devine of Owen, Wis.



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