Obit: Zingsheim, John M. (1871 - 1938)
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Surnames: Zingsheim, Theis, Murphy, Browne, Dollar, Gregg, Brandstedter, Harvey, Jordan, Sonkula

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Wis.) Sat., 17 Dec. 1938

Zingsheim, John M. (24 July 1871 - 8 Dec. 1938)

John M. Zingsheim, son of John and Veronica Zingsheim, was born in Garden Valley, Jackson County, Wisconsin, July 24, 1871. He attended school in the rural district, and grew to young manhood in this vicinity.

April 18, 1899, he and Miss Clara Theis, were united in holy wedlock at St. Joseph’s Church at Fairview. They resided on a farm in Houghtonburg following their marriage for two years, and then on a farm in Mentor, north of this village until 1910, Mr. Zingsheim being employed with Fred Melcher on the railway section. The family moved to Elroy in 1910, where he continued in the employ of the railway company until two year ago, when ill health necessitated his retirement.

Mr. Zingsheim passed away at his home in Elroy Dec. 8, 1938, at the age of 67 years, 4 months and 14 days.

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elroy last Saturday forenoon, and burial was in the church cemetery in that city. Rev. Fr. J. R. Murphy was celebrant at the funeral mass, and the Rev. Fr. J. Howard Browne sung the mass and delivered the sermon.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Edwin and Sylvester, Elroy; Nicholas, of Milwaukee; and two daughters, Mrs. Albert Dollar, of Eagle River, and Mrs. G. C. Gregg, of Chicago. He is also survived by three brothers; Joseph and Peter, of Fairchild, and Herbert, of Omaha, Neb.; and five sisters, Miss Mary, Fairchild; Mrs. Regina Brandstedter, Humbird; Mrs. Elizabeth Harvey, Beulah, Colo.; Mrs. Odelia Jordan, Denver; and Mrs. Margaret Sonkula, Mandan, N. D.

 

 


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