Obit: Miller, Emil (1876 - 1940)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Miller, Schlinsog, Mellenthin, Frank, Kouch, trader

----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 22 August 1940

Miller, Emil (2 MAR 1876 - 16 AUG 1940)

Emil Miller, 64, Sherman Township farmer, was instantly killed when struck by an Omaha passenger train, No. 109 at about 2:35 a. m. Friday at Chili.

Miller, who had spent the evening in Chili, had apparently walked up the tracks a short distance from the depot, although he had parked his automobile in the village. He was last seen alive at about 1 a.m.

His body was not discovered until after daylight, when it was observed by the crew of North Western passenger train No. 106 bound for Marshfield.

Coroner P. C. Ludovic, Neillsville, was notified, and the body was later taken to the Swarthout Funeral Home at Spencer, Wis. No inquest will be held.

Mr. Miller was born in Germany, March 2, 1876, and came to the United States with his family 50 years ago, when he was 14 years old, settling in Neillsville, Wis.

For the past 45 years he had lived in Sherman. His marriage to Miss Amelia Schlinsog took place on March 10, 1900.

Surviving are his widow, two sons, Louis Miller, Stratford, and Norman Miller at home; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Edna) Mellenthin, Spencer; eight grandchildren; his stepmother, Mrs. Miller; three stepbrothers, Harold, Ewald, and Julius Miller, all of Albion, Mich.; and four step-sisters, Mrs. Charles Frank, Mrs. Paul Kouch, and Mrs. William Trader, Albion, Mich.; and Miss Clara Miller, Eau Claire.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the home and 2:00 o’clock from Salem’s Lutheran Church at Veefkind, Rev. Franklin Albrecht officiating. Interment was made in the parish cemetery.



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