Obit: Brill, Matthew (1892 - 1949)


Surnames: Brill, Krauthamer, Spakoski, Kamke, Multerer

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/07/1949

Brill, Matthew (19 July 1892 - 30 June 1949)

Matthew (Matt) Brill of Marathon, a native of the town of Hull, Wisconsin, who operated the Brill general store in the village of Marathon for 25 years, died in a Wausau hospital Thursday afternoon at 1:50 o’clock after a brief illness.

Brill was widely known in the Marathon area. He had served on the village school board at various times and at one time was village clerk.

He was active in the affairs of St. Mary’s Catholic church in Marathon and in the Catholic Order of Foresters there. He was recording secretary of the lodge at the time of his death.

Brill was born in the town of Hull July 19, 1892, and was married to Theresa Krauthamer in Marathon October 19, 1915. He taught school in the Marathon vicinity for eight years before opening his general store 25 years ago.

Besides his widow, he is survived by two sons and two daughters - Roger Brill of Marathon, Alexander Brill, Mrs. Edwin Spakoski and Mrs. Elgard Kamke of Wausau. Also two brothers - Theo. Brill of Colby and Joseph Brill of Menomonie. There are four grand children.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Marathon, Rev. Wenzel Multerer officiating, and burial was made in the church cemetery.



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