Obit: Wucherpfennig, Ferdinand Ignatz (1853 - 1934)



----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/20/1934

Wucherpfennig, Ferdinand Ignatz (6 Mar. 1853 - 10 Sept. 1934)

Funeral services for Ferdinand Ignatz Wucherpfennig, whose death was chronicled last week, were held in the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran church in the town of Wein Friday afternoon, Sept. 14, Rev. Emanuel Maleag officiating, and internment was made in the church cemetery. Six sons acted as pall bearers and the following grand daughters acted as flower girls: Helen Punke, Elizabeth Punke, Emelia Roghers, Helen Syring. Also two great grand daughters, Marien Hintz and Elizabeth Glawe.

The deceased was born in Seulingen, Hanover, Germany, March 6th, 1853, thus reaching the age of eighty-one years, six months, and four days. He was married to Elizabeth Rocke - who preceded him in death - on Oct. 18, 1878, in Saxen, Germany. They came to this country in October, 1882, and lived in St. Paul, Minn., until October, 1887, when they moved onto their farm east of Colby. They were blessed with twelve children, nine of whom survive and are Elizabeth Punke, Edgar; Ferdinand Wucherpfennig, Colby; Gustav Wucherpfennig, Edgar; Emelia Roghers, Gays Mills; Frank Wucherpfennig, Forman, North Dakota; Albert Wucherpfennig, Colby; Fred Wucherpfennig, Forman, North Dakota; Augusta Yelke, Colby; Reinhold Wucherpfennig, at home. Also thirty-four grand children and eighteen great grand children.

The deceased has lived in this locality for nearly forty-seven years and is numbered among the early pioneers, and, like most of our early pioneers, was a man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer. He was held in high esteem in his community which is testified by the fact that he held the office of supervisor of the town of Frankfort for several years. He was a good Christian, a kind husband and father and a congenial neighbor. He had filled the various relations of life as son, husband, father and friend, and filled them well.

Those from a distance who were here for the funeral were Frank Wucherpfennig and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wucherpfenning and son Donald, of Forman, North Dakota, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Roghers and daughters, Emelia and Delephine, and Mrs. Eric Hansen and daughter, Emelia, and son, Fred, of Gays Mills, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Emil Glawe and family of Marion, Wis., Mr. Aug. Hoefs and sons, Charles and Vernon, of Stratford, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Ouster and daughter, Doris, of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hoeft and daughter, Bernadean, of Dorcherster. Mrs. Helmut Mesalk and daughter, Marcella, of Milan; Mrs. Henry Punke, sons, Henry, Rudolph and Earl, and daughters, Helen and Elizabeth, of Edgar, John Punke of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Teske and son, Howard, of Edgar and Mrs. Margaret Hintz and daughter, Marion, of Edgar.



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