Obit: Hoeft, Gustav Frederick #2 (1849 - 1932)

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----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 20 Oct 1932

Hoeft, Gustav Frederick #2 (29 Jan. 1849 - 15 Oct. 1932)

Gustav Frederick Hoeft, one of the early pioneers of the town of Holton, died of heart disease Saturday, October 15th, and funeral services were held at the Lutheran church at Abbotsford Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. Brandt officiating.

The deceased was born Jan. 29th, 1849, at Schneidermuhl, Provinz Peren, Germany, thus reaching the age of eighty-three years, eight months and seventeen days. He served as a soldier in the field artillery of the German army during the war of 1870 to 1871. In Nov. 1872, he came to America and settled in Sheboygan county, Wis., and March 1st, 1874, he was united in marriage to Miss Maria Freida Zollthers of Sheboygan. In 1881, they came to the town of Holton, Marathon county, five miles northeast of Abbotsford, as pioneers and settled in the wilderness which at that time surrounded this country. During the half century he lived on the farm, he improved it to a modern farm.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and eight children, namely: Frederick and Elizabeth, at home; Mrs. Wm. Klerman, Holton; Mrs. Frank Schultz, Holton; Gustav, Abbotsford; Otto and Louis, at home in the town of Holton and one daughter who preceded him in death. There are eleven grand children and seven great grand children and three brothers, August, Theodore and Rudolph, all of Holton.



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