Obit: Amendt, Adam (1857 - 1939)
Contact: Stan
Email: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Amendt, Dittmar, Kizer Dudansky

----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/24/1939

Amendt, Adam (19 DEC 1857 - 16 AUG 1939)

Adam Amendt died August 16th, 1939 at his home near Bateman, east of Chippewa Falls. He had reached the age of 81 years, 7 months and 27 days.

Mr. Amendt was born in Freifsenbruch, Germany on Dec. 19, 1857, and came to America in the year 1881. He was united in marriage to Emelie Dittmar at Marshalltown, Iowa, on March 10th, 1938?(actually 1898). They came to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) in the spring of 1910 and located on a farm near here. Mrs. Amendt preceded him in death in 1927. After retiring from farming, Mr. Amendt resided in the village of Thorp for many years, and about ten years ago went to Bateman where he lived in a cottage near the lake until his death. He was always jolly, friendly and energetic, despite his declining years and will be sadly missed by those who knew him.

Surviving relatives are two sons, Erich of Thorp and Herbert of Hayward, two daughters, Mrs. Otto Dudansky of Thorp and Mrs. Alfred Kizer of Butler, Mo., and three grandchildren.

The body was brought to the Bogumill Funeral Home here, where it lay in state until Saturday when funeral services were conducted by Rev. Willett of Chippewa Falls, at two o’clock in the afternoon. Interment was made in the East Thorp Cemetery. Pallbearers were Herman Thiel, Robert Telford, Philip Mattes, Charles Vetterkind, Herman Dudansky and Fred Widmer.

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Responses

Re: Obit: Amendt, Adam (1857 - 1939)
Contact: James Dudansky
Email: dudanskybas200@yahoo.com

My name is Dudansky and Im trying to track down our family history.If any one name Dudansky is out there it would be great to relay information about us to each other.There are not to many of us around that I can see.I am really interested in our European roots.

Re: Obit: Amendt, Adam (1857 - 1939)
Contact: Dawson Deuermeyer
Email: dawsond54@frontiernet.net

Hello James,

I'll send a copy of Herman & Augusta Dudansky's "Alien Registration" IDs to your Yahoo email account as an attachment. My grandmother is Hattie Dudansky Deuermeyer, b. 14 Jun 1893. I'll attach a copy of a pic of her from 1910 also. My father Darwin just sent me a paper copy (fresh out of the mailbox as of today) and has other doc's of the Deuermeyer's if you're interested, but I'm not sure about other Dudansky doc's. I'll have to quiz him. I'm doing unofficial research - and I'm a rank amateur compared to what I've seen from others here.

FYI (and others), here's the verbatim info from the registration IDs:

Herman: Alien Registration No. 3165628 / Name Herman None Dudansky / Birth Date March 4, 1860 / Born in or near Peterkau, West Germany / Citizen or subject of Germany / Length of residence in United States 60 yrs. - mos. / Address of residence Rural Route 1, Thorp, Clark, Wisconsin /

[... physical description ...]

/s/ Wm. (?) S. Wagner, Postmaster

Application filed in Alien Registration Division. Copy filed with Federal Bureau of Investigation office at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Augusta: (same field descriptions as above)

3308624 / Augusta None Dudansky / June 27, 1868 / Deutsch Eulay, West Germany / Germany / 52 yrs. - mos. / (residence, signature, application filed info is same)

Both IDs are stamped "Thorp. Wisc. Feb 21, 1942 Registered"

It is odd - to me - that "Germany" would be described as "West Germany" in Feb, 1942. I would have thought that would only be the case after the end of WW II. Anyone?

Dawson

 

 


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