Obit: King, Joseph Thunder "King of Thunder" #2 (1863 - 1940)
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Surnames: Stucki, Weidler, Baumgartner, Wiese, Michael, Bixler

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Wis.) Sat., 3 Aug. 1940

King, Joseph Thunder "King of Thunder" (1863 - 1940)

King of Thunder Dies at the Mission

King of Thunder, one of the oldest Winnebago Indians living on the Indian Mission vicinity east of Black River Falls, died Sunday of old age and infirmities. For the past ten years or more he has been entirely blind.

King of Thunder was one of the first four converts to Christianity in the Indian Mission established forty years or more ago by that beloved missionary to the Indians, the Rev. Jacob Stucki, and was a man of middle age at the time. He did not know his age, but he was several years past the eighty mark. He was one of the elders of the Indian Mission congregation. Burial services were held at the Mission Church Wednesday afternoon, the Revs. Weidler, Bixler and Benj. Stucki taking a part in the rites. Interment was in the Mission Cemetery. Those accompanying Rev. Weidler to the services were Jacob Baumgartner, Mrs. Flornine Wiese, and John Michael.

 

 


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