William (1864 - 1936)
Surnames: BEILKE BRANDT KOBS SCHAUER CALKINS MEYER
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/23/1936
Bielke, William (25 Mar. 1864 - 15 Jan. 1936)
Funeral services for William Bielke, age seventy-one, who died at his farm home three miles east of Abbotsford, Wisconsin Wednesday night, January 15th, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. at the Christ Evangelical church, Rev. J. Brandt officiating, and internment was made in the Abbotsford cemetery.
The deceased was born in Germany on March 25, 1864. At the age of 3 he came to America with his parents, who settled on a farm in the town of Rockland, Calumet county. In 1895 he was married to Miss Bertha Kobs, who preceded him in death on June 4, 1935. Mr. Bielke was a resident of Abbotsford for the past 23 years.
Six children survive: Louis, Harry, and Adolph, at home; Mrs. Wm. Schauer, Owen; Miss Mabel and Arthur, Milwaukee. There are three grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Charles Calkins, Antigo, also survives.
Among those from out of town present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bielke and Miss Mabel Bielke, Milwaukee; William Meyer, Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. William Schauer and son, Owen, Wis.
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