Obit: Wagner, August (1875 - 1940)
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Surnames: Wagner, Sauerberg, Thrun, Fritz, Opperman, Richardson, Klann, Baumann
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 2 Jan. 1941
Wagner, August (5 Jan. 1875 - 30 Dec. 1940)
August Wagner died Monday December 30, at 1 p.m. at his home in the town of Pine Valley after a long illness, caused from a stoke of paralysis which he suffered in February, 1940, while walking to his home from the city of Neillsville, Wis. He had since been an invalid.
Mr. Wagner was born January 5, 1875, in Germany. In 1886, the Wagner family came to America, settling at Portage, Wis. In 1892 they removed to Pine Valley, this county, where they brought a farm.
On November 27, 1902, Mr. Wagner and Miss Ernestine Sauerberg were united in marriage, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, by the late Rev. F. Thrun, the couple making their home on the farm of his parents. Eleven children were born to this union - seven sons and four daughters. Two sons and one daughter preceded the farm in death.
The departed is survived by his wife and the following children: Walter, Pine Valley; August and Fritz, Milwaukee; Herbert, who was valedictorian of the class of 1940 in Neillsville High School, and Martin, at home; Metz, Mrs. Martin Opperman, Milwaukee; Erna, Mrs. Hal Richardson, Neillsville, and Ruth, Milwaukee. A sister, Mrs. Albertine Klann, Pine Valley, and a brother, Herman, Owen, also survive. There are 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 1:30 at the family home and at 2 p.m. at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, the Rev. William A. Baumann officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville Cemetery.
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