Obit: Plath, Herman William (1854 - 1945)

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----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 05/10/1945

Plath, Herman William (30 June 1854 - 4 May 1945)

Spencer, Wis. - Funeral rites for Herman William Plath, 91, who died early Friday morning, May 4, after a week’s illness were conducted Monday afternoon, May 7, at 2 o’clock at Trinity Lutheran Church, preceded by a short service at the Swarthout Funeral Home. The Rev. A. C. Stapel officiated and burial took place in West Spencer cemetery.

Pallbearers were Otto, Fred and William Stargardt, William Plath, Otto Krause and Herman Plath. Flowers were carried by Pauline and Bernice Stargardt, Ione Manthe and Bonnie Cary.

Henry Plath, an adopted son, who is employed by the Soo Line was unable to attend, and a grandson, Pfc. Orin Plath is with the Army in Germany.

1900 Federal Census, Spencer town, Marathon, Wisconsin

Name: Herman Wm Plath
Birth Date: Jun 1854
Birthplace: Germany
Head-of-Household: Self
Spouse Name: Henereta Sophia Plath
Spouse Birth Place: Germany
Father Birthplace: Germany
Mother Birthplace: Germany
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name:
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 20
Estimated Marriage Year: 1880
How Many Children:
Number Living Children:
Immigration Year: 1884
Enumeration District: 0095
Sheet Number and Letter: 6B
Household ID: 123
Reference Number: 52 
Household Gender Age
Herman Wm Plath M
Wife: Henereta Sophia Plath F, b. Aug 1850, Germany, married 20 yrs., no children.
Child Hattie S Plath F, b. Dec 1888, Wis. (adopted daughter)
Child Henry Plath M, b. Jan 1892, Wis. (adopted son)
Henry Deremeyer M, Boarder, b Oct 1844, widowed, Farm Laborer, parents b. Germany
Walter Wm Deremeyer M, Boarder, b. Jul 1885, single, Day Laborer, parents b. Germany



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