Obit: Pueschner, Joseph (1857 - 1933)
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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 05/19/1933

Pueschner, Joseph (19 JUL 1857 - 12 MAY 1933)

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Evangelical Peace Church for Joseph Pueschner Sr., who passed away at his home in the village (Dorchester, Clark Co., Wis.) Friday evening, May 12, 1933, at 8:20. His death, which was caused by apoplexy, came as a sudden shock to his many relatives and friends as he had been ill only a few days.

The funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock by Rev. G.F. Hahn of Colby, and interment was made in the Stetsonville Cemetery with his six sons acting as pallbearers.

Joseph Pueschner was born in Tyssa, Austria on July 19, 1857 and was 75 years, 9 months and 23 days old at time of death. He grew to young manhood there and was united in marriage to Miss Marie Walter in 1879 in their home country. Ten children were born to this happy union. One son, Gustav, died in infancy, and one daughter, Amelia, died at Westboro. Mrs. Pueschner passed away Nov. 20, 1923.

In the year of 1883 Mr. and Mrs. Pueschner came to the United States, accompanied by their son, Joseph Jr., and Mrs. Pueschner’s mother, Mrs. Walter. They settled in the Town of Little Black on an eighty acre tract of virgin timer. Through hard labor and perseverance the Pueschner’s saw their dream materialize into a beautiful home farm as the years passed. About 13 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Pueschner retired from active farm life and built a cozy home in the village, where they have since lived.

Mr. Pueschner saw many years of public service on the school board of his district and the Dorchester Village board, as well as other offices in various years. He was also a member of the Deutscher Krieger Verein. In his contact with his many neighbors Mr. Pueschner has made a host of friends who will feel his loss greatly. His knowledge of shrubbery, trees and flowers made him in great demand among Dorchester folks as an advisor and helper. His very love of nature made others love him, and to him, who held communion with nature, she indeed spoke a various language.

After the Pueschners had been in this country a few years they grew to love it and through their influence two sisters, Mrs. Frank Ruprich and Mrs. Vincent Hiebsch, and two brothers, Vincent and Frank, came to the United States to live near them.

Mr. Pueschner leaves two daughters, Mrs. C.R. Stimm, Medford, and Mrs. John Brunner, Taylor County, six sons, Joe Jr., Oscar, of Taylor County, Henry of Crandon, Rudolph of Taylor County, William of Stetsonville, and Frank of Nelma, to mourn his loss. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Frank Ruprich, Westboro, two brothers, Frank, Dorchester, and Vincent, Los Angeles, Calif., eighteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The many friends of the Pueschners join us in offering sincerest sympathy to the mourning ones.

Out of town relatives attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pueschner and son, of Crandon, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pueschner of Nelma, Mr. and Mrs. W. Pueschner and Miss Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. John Brunner and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Storch of Stetsonville, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ruprich and Mr. and Mrs. Grittner, of Westboro, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stimm and son, Harvey, of Medford, and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Beil and Frank Beil of Abbotsford, Wis.



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