Obit: Vobach, Herman E. (1863 - 1935)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/02/1935

Vobach, Herman E. (22 Sept. 1863-29 Apr. 1935)

Herman E. Vobach passed away Monday morning at his farm home one-half mile east of Colby after an illness of four months. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the E. A. Fleischauer home in Colby and at 2:00 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran church, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby cemetery. Services are being held at the Fleischauer home instead of the Vobach home on account of bad roads.

The deceased was born in Brandenburg, Germany, September 22, 1863, thus reaching the age of seventy-one years, seven months and eight days. He came to the United States in 1882 and settled in East Troy, Wis., where he was married to Augusta Kroenke on Feb. 1st, 1892. They lived on a farm at Pewaukee for six years, and, in 1898, they located at Colby where they conducted a hotel in the building now occupied by the Security State Bank. In 1909, they went to Milwaukee and Madison to live, but, in 1921, they returned to Colby and made their home on a farm one-half mile east of Colby where they have resided up until the time of Mr. Vobach’s death.

The deceased is survived by his widow, two children, Mrs. E. A. Fleischauer of Colby and Arnold Vobach of Wellsville, N.Y., and by four grand children.

Mr. Vobach was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character and sturdy constitution and he continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits longer than many. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father, a good Christian and his congenial disposition won him many friends who will miss his kindly smile and friendly greeting.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/09/1935

Funeral services for Herman E. Vobach, whose death was chronicled last week, were held Friday afternoon, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Ed. Zillmann, Wm. Strathman, Fred Baumgart, Aug. Stock, John Biell, Gustave Franz.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Emery Kehoe of Elkhorn, Fred Baerbock, Wm. Baerbock, Kurt Kroenke and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Altenburg, all of East Troy, Mrs. Ira Colbo of Honey Creek, Mrs. Edwin Ruesch, Mrs. Frank Ruesch, Mrs. Richard Ascherin anf Lorraine Ascherin, all of Milwaukee, and Grace Fleischauer of Madison.



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