August (1853 - 1944)
Surnames: SCHULZ GRETHER SMART THEILIG MENGEL WINKEL SCHILLINGER ZELLE
----Sources: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark Co. Wis.) 08/11/1944
Schulz, August (14 Feb. 1853 - 2 Aug. 1944)
Aged Man Dies at Colby on August 2
August Schulz, Father of G. C. Schulz of Spencer, Had Reached the Age of 91 Years; Funeral Held Sunday.
August Schulz, aged 91 years, a retired farmer since 1921, died Wednesday evening of last week at his home in Colby, the result of old age complications. The body was taken to the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby, where funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, followed by services at 2:00 o’clock at First Evangelical and Reformed church of which he was a member. The Rev. David Grether officiated at the services and internment was made in the Colby cemetery.
Grandsons served as pall bearers: Lee Smart, Perry and Louis Schulz, William and Walter Theilig and Calvin Schulz. Those in charge of the floral offerings were Gladys Schulz, Mrs. John Mengel, Mrs. Alex Winkel and Mrs. Walter Schillinger.
August Schulz was born in Brandenburg, Germany, Feb. 14, 1853 and came to America in 1870, settling in Sheboygan county. In 1876 he came to a farm in the town of Colby and on Sept. 4, 1881 was married to Theresa Zelle. They farmed until 1921, when they moved to the city of Colby. Surviving besides his widow are five children, George and Ernest Schulz, Mrs. George Theilig and Mrs. Ben Smart, all of Colby, and GT. C. Schulz of Spencer; 25 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. A few years before his death Mr. Schulz had expressed his preference of pall bearers to act at his funeral. All had preceded him in death.
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