William K. (1875 – 1937)
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Surnames: Staffeil, Hoffmann, Schmidt, Bowen, Allen, Hess, Schroeder, Dins, Stock, Herrmann, Beyerl, Thede, Mandel, Schultz, Wiersig, Singstock, Ebert, Schmidt, Hess, Wilkes, Vogt, Himes, Howen, Schwantes
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/23/1937
Staffeil, William K. (2 Jan. 1875 - 21 Sept. 1937)
Wm. K. Staffeil, a prominent farmer of the town of Colby, died Tuesday afternoon at 3:30, heart trouble being the cause of his departure to the distant shore. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 o’clock at the home and at 2:00 p.m. at the Zion Ev. Lutheran church, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating.
Mr. Staffeil was born in Germany January 2, 1875, and came to the United States with his parents when a baby. They settled at Watertown, Wis., where the deceased grew to manhood. In 1901 he moved to Abbotsford where he worked at the railroad round house for eight years. He was married to Emma Dins at Colby on January 24, 1907. They moved onto their present farm in February, 1909, which at that time had but a few acres of land cleared, but, by diligent and hard work, built a splendid farm.
The deceased is survived by his widow and five children, namely - Mrs. Gerhardt Schmidt of Abbotsford, Alice at home, Mrs. John Bowen of Withee, Leona and Roger, at home. Also three great grand children and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. John Allen of Oconomowoc, Julius Staffeil of Watertown, Mrs. Fred Hess of Watertown, and Mrs. John Schroeder of Oconomowoc.
Mr. Staffeil had been ill with a lung ailment since last December, and, this spring and summer, had been feeling better, but Monday he was stricken with a heart ailment. He was numbered among the prominent farmers of this community, a good Christian, a kind husband and father and a good neighbor.
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/30/1937
Funeral services for Wm. K. Staffeil, whose death was chronicled last week, were held at the Zion Lutheran church Saturday afternoon, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Ed. Stock, Oscar Hermann, Peter Beyerl, Alex Thede, Edmund Thede and Ernst Mandel. Flower girls were Esther Schultz, Bertha Dins, Eveline Wiersig, Caroline Singstock, Inez Ebert and Marcia Schmidt.
Out of town people here for the funeral were Mrs. Johanna Hess of Watertown, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wilkes of Watertown, Julius Staffeil of Watertown, Ed Vogt of Okauchee, Mrs. John Allen of Oconomowoc, Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Howen of Withee, Albert Schultz of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schwantes and sons, Kenneth and Merlyn, of Loyal.
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