Obit: Wachsmuth, Herman #2 (1856 - 1926)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Erle, Goetsch, Jakel, Schauneman, Wachsmuth

----Source: The Curtiss Advance (Curtiss, Clark Co., Wisconsin), Wednesday, January 27, 1926.

Wachsmuth, Herman (17 Feb 1856 - 22 Jan 1926*)


Herman Wachsmuth, an aged resident, residing at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Jakel, two miles and a half Northeast of Curtiss, Wisconsin, died Saturday afternoon, at about two o’clock, after an illness of five days, the result of a fall down a basement stairway. He was injured about the chest and body, causing his untimely death. Mr. Waschmuth was born in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, February 17, 1856 and was nearing his 70th birthday at the time of his death. He married Ida Schauneman, who preceded him in death seven years ago. Mr. Wachsmuth had retired from active farm work. He was one of the early pioneers in this section, coming here when the country was new, and located an a farm near Curtiss, and since that time has had numerous farms, and was prominent in the development of this section. He leaves to mourn, seven sons, Emil and Edward of this city, Hugo of Manitowoc, Albert of Texas, Charlie, Alfred and Leo and two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Jakel and Mrs. Simon Erle of Lake Geneva. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the Lutheran Church at Curtiss, Rev. Goetsch officiating and burial tool place in the Green Grove Cemetery.


We wish to thank all for their kindness and sympathy, also for the flowers during the illness and passing away of our dear father.

The Wachsmuth children

*Note: A death year of 1857 was published in the Owen Enterprise covering the funeral of Herman Wachsmuth. The death date was calculated from the information in Henry’s obituary via the publish date of the Curtiss Advance.

Family Notes

Federal Census 1900; Hoard, Clark, Wisconsin

Name: Herman Wachsmuth, Age: 44
Birth Date: Apr 1856
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Spouse's name: Ida, b. Mar 1857
Marriage Year: 1880
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 20
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Herman Wachsmuth 44
Ida Wachsmuth 43, mother of 10 children, 10 living
Edwin Wachsmuth 18, July 1881
Albert Wachsmuth 17, Mar 1883
Emil Wachsmuth 15, Jan 1885
Walter Wachsmuth 15, Jan 1885
Alfred Wachsmuth 10, June 1887
Hugo Wachsmuth 10, Nov 1889
Elenora Wachsmuth 9, Nov 1890
Charles H Wachsmuth 7, Sept 1892
Ida Wachsmuth 4, Aug 1895
Leo Wachsmuth 2, Dec 1897

Mr. H. (Herman) Walsmith’s (Wachsmidt/Wachsmuth) baby boy died Friday evening and it was taken to the Green Grove cemetery Sunday afternoon.  We all sympathize with them over the death of their son.  ***(Note: Mrs. Herman Wachsmuth was the former Ida Schauneman.  Greenwood Gleaner, 7 Mar 1902.



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