Obit: Sommers, Arthur (1879 - 1943)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Sommers, Wesenberg, Schuh, Pacholke, Glenzer, Woik, Nedley, McLaughton, Grether, Nordneas

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/09/1943

Sommers, Arthur (24 Aug. 1879 - 5 Dec. 1943)

Arthur Sommers died at the Marshfield hospital Sunday afternoon as the result of injuries at his farm in the town of Green Grove, two and one-half miles southwest of Curtiss, Sunday noon.

Mr. Sommers slipped when he was about to unhitch a team of horses from a "stone boat" with which he had been hauling manure. This frightened the horses and they ran away. He was caught by the arm and dragged about 400 yards. He never regained consciousness. He was rushed to the Marshfield hospital where he died about an hour and a half later, at 4:00 P.M. Doctors reported that he suffered an extensive skull fracture, a laceration of the brain and other injuries.

Mr. Sommers was born in Chicago, Ill., on August 24th, 1879, thus reaching the age of 64 years and three months. He was married to Elda Wesenberg on April 24, 1912, at Middleton, Wis., and came to Green Grove in 1919 and engaged in farming.

Surviving are his wife, who was visiting in Madison at the time of the accident, and by two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Verna) Schuh, who lives on a farm nearby, and Mrs. Lavern (Leona) Pacholke of Colby, two grand children and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. R. Glenzer of Curtiss, Anton Woik of Owen, Paul Woik of Curtiss, Ernest Woik of Owen, Alvin Woik of Curtiss, Mrs. Frank Nedley of Milwaukee and Mrs. John McLaughton of Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at the Lulloff Funeral Home Thursday afternoon, Dec. 9th, at 1:30 P.M., and at St. John’s Ev. and Reformed church at 2:00 P.M., Rev. D. Grether officiating. Internment will be made in the Colby cemetery.

The deceased was a prominent farmer of the town of Green Grove where he engaged in farming for 22 years and served the town as treasurer at one time.

Out of town people here for the funeral are Mrs. Sommer’s mother, Mrs. Wm. Wesenberg, and sister, Mrs. J. L. Nordneas, of Madison.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel