Charles (1863 - 1944)
Surnames: Schmidt, Grether, Burnsee, Halvorson, Knowlton, Stollfus, Buss, Folz, Kraut, Neuman, Klessig, Menzel
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/18/1944
Schmidt, Charles (26 Sept. 1863 - 13 May 1944)
Funeral rites were conducted on Tuesday at 2:00 o’clock at the Greibenow Funeral Home at Owen for Charles Schmidt, 80, who died Saturday evening, May 13, at his home in the town of Hoard.
The Rev. David Grether of Colby officiated. Burial was made in the Pine Hill cemetery at Curtiss, Wis.
His death was caused by a stroke and complications of old age.
Charles Schmidt was born at Eldorado, Fond du Lac County Sept. 26, 1863. He was married at Ripon to Mrs. Augusta Burnsee, March 9, 1891.
They made their home in Rosedale for nine years, then moved to a farm in the town of Hoard. At the time of his death he was living with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Halvorson. Mrs. Halvorson is a granddaughter of Mr. Schmidt.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Alice Knowlton, town of Green Grove; one son, Elmer, on the home farm in the town of Hoard, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by one brother and Mrs. Augusta Stollfus, both of Fond du Lac.
The pallbearers were Emil Buss, Art Folz, Frank Kraut, Walter Neuman, Bill Klessig, and Irvin Menzel.
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Mr. Charles M. Smith is also known as Charles "Charlie/Chas." Schmidt. Family records shows that Charles like to change to his surname. He is the son of William Frederick & Wilhelmina "Caroline" (Priepke) Smith-Schmidt.
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