Obit: Schwantes, William Fred (1878 - 1955)


Surnames: Schwantes, Hoffmann, Naedler, Justman, Neville, Bruss, Greeler, Pockat

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/03/1955

Schwantes, William Fred (4 Mar. 1878 - 25 Oct. 1955)

Funeral services for William F. Schwantes were held at Zion Lutheran church in Colby, Wisconsin Saturday afternoon, Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Pall bearers were Duane Schwantes of Loyal, Terry Schwantes of Neillsville, William Schwantes, Marvin Naedler, William Naedler, all of Granton, and Emil Schwantes of Spencer.

Mr. Schwantes was born in Spencer on March 4th, 1878. He married Francis Justman at Spencer. After their marriage they lived on a farm west of Unity for 23 years and in 1928 moved to Colby, Wis. While here, Mr. Schwantes engaged in masonry work. Mr. Schwantes served as treasurer of Maple Wood School for 15 years and held office of deacon of Zion Lutheran church for 18 years.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Walter of Spencer, Maynard of Loyal, Donald of Neillsville; one daughter, Mrs. Byrne (Ermine) Neville of Milwaukee; four brothers, Herman of Colby, Arthur of Minneapolis, Minn., Ray of Owen, Harry, address unkown; four sisters, Mrs. Albert (Amelia) Bruss of Colby, Mrs. Chas. (Minnie) Greeler of Neillsville, Mrs. Anna Pockat of Marion, Mrs. Wm. (Linda) Naedler of Granton. Also five grand children and one great grand child. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

People here for the funeral from out of town were from Minneapolis, Minn., Milwaukee, Marion, Granton, Athens, Edgar, Spencer, Marshfield, Neillsville, Unity, Beran, Birnamwood and Loyal.

Mr. Schwantes was well known here as a man of industrious habits and of a congenial and friendly disposition. His friendly greetings will be missed by his friends.

1900 Federal Census, ED 16 Beaver & Unit towns, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 8, family 152

William Schwants (Schwantes), white, single, male

Household Members
head William Schwants (Schwantes) M 53 Germany
wife Augusta Schwants (Schwantes) F 36 Germany
son William Schwants (Schwantes) M 22 (Mar 1878) Wisconsin
son Otto Schwants (Schwantes) M 19 Wisconsin
daughter Minnie Schwants (Schwantes) F 16 Wisconsin
daughter Annie Schwants (Schwantes) F 14 Wisconsin
stepson Frank Schwants (Schwantes) M 13 Wisconsin
stepson Antone Schwants (Schwantes) M 10 Wisconsin
mother Marijer Schwa?Ts F 91 Germany

1905 Federal Census, Unity, Clark, Wisconsin, pg. 499,  family 164, line 4

William Schwantes, white, married male
place of birth: parent 1: Germany
place of birth: parent 2: Germany

Household Members
head William Schwantes M 27y Wisconsin
wife Francis Schwantes F 24y Wisconsin
son Walter Schwantes M 1y Wisconsin
son Maynard Schwantes M 0m Wisconsin

1940 Federal Census, Colby, Colby City, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, enumeration district number: 10-4, family 154, line 39

William Schwantes, white, married male
estimated birth year: 1878
residence in 1935: Same House

Household Members
head William Schwantes M 62 Wisconsin
wife Frances Schwantes F 59 Wisconsin

World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Wisconsin

William Fred Schwantes
event: Draft Registration
event date: 1942
event place: Colby, Clark, Wisconsin
gender: Male
birth date: 04 Mar 1878



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