Obit: Matthias, Adolph B. (1844 - 1932)
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----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 09/22/1932

Matthias, Adolph B. (26 FEB 1844 - 18 SEP 1932)

Adolph B. Matthias was born Feb. 26, 1844, in Milwaukee on a farm now forming a part of the site of that city. At the age of eleven his parents moved to Plymouth, Sheboygan Co., where he grew to manhood. In 1861 he enlisted in the eighth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He served under Generals Grant and Sherman, taking part in the battles of Corinth, Fort Donaldson, Vicksburg and Nashville, Tenn., and was at Vicksburg at the time that city surrendered. He also took part in many minor engagements and received honorable discharge in 1865. He returned to Plymouth and in 1870 came to Clark County and homesteaded 160 acres in what is now section 36, town of Hoard. He was married April 3 to Miss Ernestine Stange. They braved the hardships of pioneer life and saw this community transformed from a wilderness to its present state. He retired from active farming in 1915, and has lived in his home on Section 35 since that time. He passed away on September 18 at the age of 88 years and 6 months. He leaves to mourn, his wife, four sons, Frank on the home farm in Hoard, Emil in Town of Green Grove, Alfred in Renton, Wash., Anna (Mrs. R.B. Mayer), Big Harbor, Wash., and Adolph at home. He is also survived by two sisters and three brothers, twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the Lutheran Church, Rev. W. L. Anderson officiating, with burial in the family lot in the church cemetery. The Van Huizen Post of the American Legion had charge of arrangements.

With his passing the last Civil War Veteran of this section has been laid to rest.



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