William #2 (1874 - 1938)
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Surnames: Herrmann, Schmiechen, Zillmann, Schmidt, Leichtnam, Strack, Pipcorn
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/28/1938
Herrmann, William (27 Aug. 1874 - 22 Apr. 1938)
William Herrmann died Friday morning at his farm home east of Curtiss at the age of 63 years after an illness since January. Funeral services were held at the Herrmann home Monday at 1:30 p.m. and at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church in Colby at 2:00 p.m., Rev. S. M. Schmiechen officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Four sons and one son in law acted as pall bearers at the house and at the church. Pall bearers were Ed. Zillmann, Oscar Herrmann, Alfred Herrmann, Chas. Schmidt, Albert Leichtnam, and Ed. Leichtnam. Flower girls were Irene, Verna, Evelyn and Ruth Herrmann and Alice Leichtnam and Viola Strack.
Mr. Herrmann was born August 27, 1874, at Milwaukee and came to the town of Colby in 1879 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Herrmann, where they engaged in farming. He was married to Hermina Leichtnam at Colby on May 11, 1904, and resided in Colby for several years after their marriage and then purchased the farm east of Curtiss where they resided ever since.
Surviving are his widow and five children - Mrs. Gaylord Pipcorn of Riplinger, Harold Herrmann of Milwaukee, Ronald Herrmann of Columbus and Eugene and Alphonse at home. Also two sisters and two brothers - Mrs. Ed. Zillmann of Colby, Mrs. Charles Schmidt of Milan, Alfred Herrmann of town of Colby and Oscar Herrmann of town Colby. There is one grand son.
The deceased, like all the settlers, was a good Christian, of a congenial and hospitable disposition with industrious habits and was well-liked by all who knew him.
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