Obit: Andrus, Thomas Jefferson (1846 - 1931)
Contact:  Lani Bartelt

Surnames: Andrus, Wenn, Doyle, Galster, Iehl, Williams, Foster, Vaughn, Wolfe, Smith, Waters, Brandstedter, Hein

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise Newspaper (Humbird, Wis.) Dec. 26, 1931

Andrus, Thomas Jefferson (10 Nov. 1846 - 20 Dec. 1931)

Thomas Jefferson Andrus, one of a family of eleven children, was born at Stilton Hollow, New York, Nov. 10,1846, where he grew to young manhood.

On Sept. 28, 1867 he was united in marriage with Miss Alice L. Wenn. They resided at Stilton Hollow for two years, then moving to Chicago, where they remained one year, and in 1870, came to Nettleton’s Corners. To this union were born ten children: William H., who died when five years of age; Lillian B.,of Yakima, Wash.; Mina M. Doyle of Bellingham, Wash.; Bertha, who died in infancy; Sherman T., of Chicago; Thomas J., of Dunningville, Mich.; Alice S. Galster, of Leola, So. Dakota; and Florence M. Iehl, of Allegan, Mich.

On August 4, 1913, the husband and family were called upon to mourn the death of their beloved wife and mother.

Mr. Andrus was married a second time, April 6,1915, to Mrs. Emma Williams, of Binghamton, New York.

His home was at Nettleton’s Corners until eleven years ago, when he disposed of the farm, and moved into this village, where he has since resided.

Thirty-seven years ago, Mr. Andrus was converted at a series of revivals held by Rev. Foster, at the Houghtonburg schoolhouse, and the year following he united with the Methodist church of this village, of which he was a consistent member until detained by illness. He was called to his Heavenly reward about 5:00 o’clock on Sunday afternoon Dec. 20,1931, at the age of 85 years 1 month, and 10 days.

Mourning his death are his widow, six children, and two aged brothers, Riley Andrus, of Bingliainton, N. Y.; and Sanford. S. Andrus, of this village; besides his grandchildren, other relatives, and many friends.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with services at the town hall, the Revs. Vaughn and Wolfe officiating. Burial was in the family lot in Houghtonburg cemetery.

A number of relatives from other places and a large congregation of friends, were present at the burial rites. The choir composed of Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Waters ,and Mr. Bramdstedter, and Mr. Hein, sang his favorite hymns.

Pallbearers were his sons, son in law, brother, and nephews.



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