William (1866 - 1936)
Surnames: WERTH DEHNE BAST GRANBOW LUCHTERHAND LEWS SCHALLOCK SCHALLOW SCHILLER HASS WEBER LILLAGE MEINKE PAHL PALEGE WESTERMEYER LILLGE ASHBRENNER LENZ EWERT GLIESNER YOST THRUNCHINSKI KRUEGER ASHEBROOK LILLEGE
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/24/1936
Werth, William (28 Aug. 1866 - 23 Dec. 1936)
Mr. Werth, who had been occupying rooms in the Dehne residence just east of the North Side Filling station, passed away Wednesday. The body was taken to the Lulloff funeral parlors but as yet no funeral arrangements were made.
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/31/1936
Funeral services for Wm. Werth, who died of heart trouble in Colby Wednesday, Dec. 23, were held at St. Peters Lutheran church at McMillan at 12:45 Saturday, Rev. G. C. Bast officiating, and internment was made in the parish cemetery at McMillan. The pall bearers were Charlie Grambow, Charlie Luchterhand, August Luchterhand, Gust Lews, Emil Schallock and John Schallow. Flower girls were Evelyn Schiller, Dorothy Schiller, Ella Hass and Esther Weber.
The deceased was born in Germany Aug. 28, 1866, thus reaching the age of seventy years, three months and twenty-five days. He came to the United States when seventeen years of age and lived at Oconto for seventeen years where he was married to Miss Minnie Lillge April 5, 1888, to which union eleven children were born, six of whom are still living. Seventeen years ago they moved to McMillan and five years ago to Colby. Mr. Werth had been engaged in farming until two months ago and had not been ill previous to his death.
He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Max Schiller of Pittsville, Mrs. Carl Meinke of Unity, Mrs. Wm. Weber of McMillan, Wm. Werth of Colby, Elmer Werth of Colby and Reinhold Werth of Marshfield. Also four brothers and a sister - Charles Werth, Ernest Werth and Louis Werth of Oconto, Paul Werth of Newald, Wis., and Mrs. Bertha Pahl of Oconto. Four children died in infancy and one died three years ago at the age of thirty-six. There are twenty-two grand children and six great grand children.
Out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Palege and Mrs. Victor Westermeyer of Tomahawk, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Lillage, Mrs. Ella Lenz, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ashebrook of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lillege, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lillge, Mrs. Henry Ashbrenner and Emma Ewert of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gliesner of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yost and Mr. and Mrs. Christ Yost of Arpin, Mr. and Mrs. Max Schiller and family, Mr. and Mrs. August Thrunchinski and son, Raymond of Pittsville, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Werth of Marshfield, Ernest Werth, Charlie Werth, Louis Werth of Oconto, Paul Werth of Newald, Mrs. Lillie Krueger of Wausau.
The deceased was a good Christian and an industrious farmer. He was well known in the town of McMillan and friends there also were sorry to hear of his sudden death.
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