Obit: Barts, Fred (1866 - 1935)


----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 21 Mar 1935

Barts, Fred (29 Aug. 1866 - 18 Mar. 1935)

Fred Barts, a prominent farmer of the town of Frankfort, Wisconsin died Monday, March 18, at 11:30 p.m., dropsy and cancer of the stomach of three years duration being the cause of his departure to the heavenly goal. Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:00 o’clock Friday and at 2:30 at the Zion Ev. Lutheran church, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby cemetery.

The deceased was born in Seehausen, Germany, August 29, 1866, thus reaching the age of sixty-eight years, six months and seventeen days. He came to the United States with his parents when five years of age and settled in Sheboygan county and came to this locality twenty-two years ago. He was married to Mary Schramm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Schramm, on June 6, 1892, in Sheboygan. One daughter, Mrs. Carl Meinke, nee Olga, preceded him in death eighteen years ago.

He is survived by his widow and two sons, Harvey and Armin Barts, both of Colby. Also three brothers, Frank, William and Rudolph Barts, all of Sheboygan.

The deceased was held in high esteem by his neighbors and friends and he held the office of town treasurer for many years. He was of a congenial and peaceful disposition and his death was just as peaceful as he lived for he quietly passed away without pain or suffering. His fine Christian life, his cheerful, helpful disposition, his devotion to his family and his kindness to everybody will long linger as a fragrant memory in the hearts of his widow, sons and all who knew him.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 03/28/1935

Funeral services for Fred Barts, whose death was chronicled last week, were held at the Zion Lutheran church Friday afternoon, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. The pall bearers were Rudolph Wiersig, Walter Wiersig, Ewald Wiersig, Wm. Graumann, Herman Behrens and Ed. Kroeplin. The flower girls were Lila Barts, Annie Strassburg, Inez Kroll and Erna Meinke.

Out of town people here for the funeral services were Mrs. Wm. Schramm, Mrs. Art. Wagner, Mr. Wm. Strassburg, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Strassburg, Jr., Miss Annie Strassburg, Mr. Wm. Barts, Mr. Arno Barts, Mrs. Ella Grunewald, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kroll and children, Joan and Nancy, all of Sheboygan, Mr. Walter Hansmann of Elkhart Lake and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Voss of Kiel, Wis.



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