Obit: Linster, Theodore J. (1880 - 1940)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Linster, Bonifas, Beyer, Schierholz, Wagner, Haderer, Blau, Bollhius, SThoma, Plessis, Biegler, Meichak, Wetzel, Hadedorn, Helman, Turczyn, Zettler, Brickheimer, Henning, Pederson, Welter, Arneson, Fried

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 15 Feb. 1940

Linster, Theodore J. (23 Oct. 1880 - 6 Feb. 1940)

Theodore J. Linster, for 40 years a resident of Clark County, passed away at Sacred Heart hospital, Eau Claire, at 9:25 Tuesday evening, February 6, after a long illness.

Mr. Linster was born at Uselding, Luxembourg, October 23, 1880, to Nicholas and Margaret (Bonifas) Linster. When he was five years of age, his parents came to Wisconsin, settling at Little Eau Pleine. They re-moved to Bakerville and later to the town of Weston, Clark County. Here the father and son cleared a large farm and operated a sawmill, equipping the farm with good substantial buildings. Theodore, being the oldest son, assumed the responsibilities of the farm and carried on the mill after the death of his father. The young man was one of the victims of the Linster mill tragedy, which is still fresh in the memories of the older residents of that community. He was an exceptionally good farm and a highly respected citizen.

On October 18, 1905; Mr. Linster was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Beyer of Pine Valley Township. They were the parents of four children: Leona, Norma, Mrs. Al Schierholz, and Edna Linster of Chicago; and Theodore, Jr., who resides at home. Leona died at the age of 11, when she and two cousins, Nora and Nelda Wagner, were drowned in O’Neill creek, Neillsville, near the foot of Ninth street. Besides his wife and three children, he is survived by a grandson, Robert Schierholz; three brothers, Nicholas of Neillsville; William of Holcomb, N. Y.; and Alophonse of Greenwood; and five sisters, Kate, Mrs. Haderer, of Chicago, Margaret; Mrs. Nolie Balu, of Neillsville, Virginia, Mrs. Stewart Bollhius, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Susan, Mrs. Ben Thoma, of Neillsville; and Caroline, Mrs. Du Plessis, of Portland, Ore.

Funeral services were held at Saturday February 10, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Neillsville; the Rev. J. A. Beigler officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Valley Cemetery. Pallbearers were: George Meihack, frank Meihack, Emil Wetzel, Paul Hagedorn, Henry Heiman and Martin Turczyn.

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. William Linster of Holcomb, N. Y.; Mrs. Stewart Bollhius of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Kate Haderer and son, Ollie, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Haderer of Moline, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Beyer of Athens; Mr. and Mrs. William Welter, Mrs. A. G. Zettler and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Brickheimer of Marshfield; Ted Wagner and Alice Arneson of Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. P. Pederson of Owen; Walter Fried and Mrs. Ann Henning of Eau Claire.



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