Obit: Mallig, Gottlieb (1864 - 1943)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Mallig, Pischer, Laesch, Schoengarth, Zoschnick, Kalsow, Kelpin, Dudei, Worchel, Keuer

----Source: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 30 Sept. 1943

Mallig, Gottlieb (19 Nov. 1864 - 23 Sept. 1943)

Gottlieb Mallig, 78 years of age, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 1943, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oswald Pischer, town of Grant, after an illness of nine days following a stroke.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, at the Pischer home at 1:30 and 2 p.m. at the Mapleworks Lutheran Church, Granton, the Rev. A. L. Laesch, officiating. Burial was made in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Mr. Mallig was born in Schliesen, Germany on November 19, 1864, and came to this country in 1883 when 18 years old. He worked in Neillsville at the August Schoengarth brick yeards for two years. Then he went to Cleveland to visit his brothers, where he became acquainted with Miss Johanna Zoschnick, whom he married March 18, 1888. They returned to Neillsville and made their home here for the following twelve years. Then they located on a 40-acre timber tract in the town of Weston, and after 19 years of diligent work, it was made into a nice farm. On account of his failing eyesight they were compelled to sell their homestead and went to live with their daughter, Anna, Mrs. Oswald Pischer, in the town of Grant, where he resided for nearly 24 years.

Though totally blind for 20 years, Mr. Mallig always retained a cheerful disposition and was very found of singing, especially the hymns of the church. He was a very industrious man, always busy at some useful occupation. He and his wife had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1938 at the homes of their daughters, Mrs. Lebrecht Kalsow, and Mrs. Oswald Pischer.

The deceased is survived by his three daughters, Ida, Mrs. Kalsow; town of Weston; Anna, Mrs. Pischer, town of Grant; Elsie, Mrs. Paul Kelpin; Payette, Idaho, and one son, William, of Milwaukee; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death on May 30, 1942. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Carl and William, and three sisters, Hanna, Christina, and Rose.

Pallbearers at the service were three grandsons, Roland Kalsow, Wilbert Kalsow and Harvey Pischer, also Arnold Dudei, Eugene Worchel, and Raymond Keuer, all relatives. Another grandson, Pfc. Leroy Pischer, who is in the Army, was unable to attend.



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