Edward (1859 - 1940)
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Surnames: Meihack, Schumann
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 19 Sept. 1940
Meihack, Edward (10 Oct. 1859 - 18 Sept. 1940)
Edward Meihack, passed away at his home in this city early Wednesday morning. Mr. Meihack was nearly eighty years of age, his birth date being October 10, *1860.
Funeral services will be held at the Globe Lutheran Church at 2 p.m., Friday, September 20, Rev. Adolf Schumann to conduct the services. Interment will take place in the Pine Valley cemetery.
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----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 26 Sept. 1940
Funeral services for Edward Meihack were held from the home in this city and from the Globe Lutheran Church Friday, September 20, 1940, Rev. Adolph Schumann officiating. Interment taking place in the Pine Valley Cemetery.
Mr. Meihack passed away at his home in this city early Wednesday morning after being in ill health for the past several years. The departed was born in Germany October 10, 1859. At the age of 24, he emigrated to America and settled in the town of Weston. On June 26, 1887, he was united in marriage to Caroling Hoeffmann. Seven children were born to them, all of whom are living, namely: Frank, Neillsville; George, Pine Valley; Martha, Mrs. Ben Dux, town of Grant; Rose, Neillsville; Erna, Mrs. Ernest Zick, Clinton, Wis.; Alvin, on the home farm, and Minnie, Mrs. Frank Thoma, Weston. He also is survived by one brother, August Meihack, town of Weston, and nine grandchildren.
Soon after his arrived in America, Mr. Meihack purchased forty acres of wild land which he clear5ed and developed into a fine farm, adding to the land as finances permitted until his holdings consisted of 160 productive acres. In earlier years, Mr. Meihack worked in lumber camps, during the seasons when this work was available, until he had enough land cleared to make the farm pay. He was a hard-working man conscientious and upright in every way. A result of a life well spent, he was able to enjoy the declining years in independence and peace.
Mr. Meihack had always attended the Lutheran Church. He was faithful to its teachings and contributed generously toward it maintenance. In 1928, Mr. and Mrs. Meihack, their son, Frank and daughter, Rose, purchased a house in Neillsville and came here to make their home, Mrs. Meihack living but four days after their arrival.
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This was an error that was printed in the original copy. It should be 1859; like in the second write up.
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