Obit: Acker, August P. #2 (1860 - 1937)

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Surnames: Acker, Roehanz, Smith

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 09/02/1937

Acker, August P. #2 (18 JAN 1860 - 26 AUG 1937)

August Philip Acker of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) died suddenly of a heart ailment, early Thursday morning of last week while visiting here at the home of his son, Edward.

Funeral services were held from the Acker residence at Greenwood, Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. The Rev. C.R. Gaylord officiated at the rites and interment took place in the Greenwood Cemetery.

August Philip Acker was born Jan. 18, 1860, at Mapleton, Waukesha Co., and died at the home of his son, Edward, on Aug. 26, having attained the age of 77 years. The early years of his life were spent at Milwaukee where he worked at the carpenter trade. Thirty-five years ago he moved onto a wild piece of land in the Town of Beaver, Clark Co., where he made his home.

On June 1, 1885, he was united in marriage to Minnie Roehdanz, who passed away at her home in Greenwood, May 12 of this year. In 1920 they moved to the village of Greenwood, where he has since resided.

Mr. Acker lived an upright, honest life and was a devoted husband and a kind and loving father. He was a man that loved to be out of doors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Acker leaves to mourn his passing, five sons and one daughter, namely: Walter and Robert of the Town of Beaver; Paul of the Town of Warner; Edward of Owen; Kurt of Eau Claire; and Mrs. Mark Smith of Town of Warner. There are eleven grandchildren in whom he took special delight.

He has held the office of assessor for the village of Greenwood, the past four years and was acting in that capacity at the time of his passing.



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