Obit: Hanawalt, George Sigler (1856 - 1903)

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Surnames: Hanawalt, Bihlmeyer, Sigler, Bihlmeyer, Vilwock, Redner

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 01/22/1903

Hanawalt, George (Jul 1856 - 16 Jan. 1903)

Register - Unity, Wis.: About 5 o’clock last Friday afternoon while assisting Carl Bihlmeyer in falling timber, George Hanawalt, a resident of the town of Brighton was struck by a falling tree and instantly killed.

They had sawed down a large birch which in falling became lodged in another tree and endeavoring to dislodge it, they fell a hemlock which struck the leaning birch at right angles, the butt went up into the air several feet, then descended with terrific force, striking Mr. Hanawalt and crushing him to the ground. Death was instantaneous, his skull being fractured in several places.

----Sources: Eau Claire Weekly Telegram, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Thursday, January 15, 1903, Page 9


Levi Vilwock and George Hanawalt Are the Victims.

Merrill, Wis., Jan. 13.—Levi Vilwock of Oshkosh, 21 years of age, was killed while working in the woods. A limb of a tree he had cut down caught in a tree and fell, striking him on the head.

Unity. Wis.. Jan. 13.-~Goorge Hanawalt was instantly killed by a falling tree. He is survived

----Sources: Marshfield Times, Marshfield, Wisconsin, Friday, January 16, 1903, Page 7

George Hanawalt, a farmer living near Unity, Wis. was struck by a falling tree at his home last Friday and was instantly killed. He leaves a wife and five children.

----Source: Unknown newspaper clipping from family scrapbook

Married, Hanawalt---Redner---On Saturday, Aug. 6,1887, by the Rev. G. H. Van Vliet, Mr. G. S. Hanawalt , of Harriston Township, to Miss Mary E. Redner, of Burlington, Wis.

Family Notes

Mrs. Hanawalt, the former Mary Edna Redner, was born at Berlin, Wis., July 13, 1860, and was married Aug. 6, 1887, at Grafton, N.D., to George S. Hanawalt, who died Jan. 9, 1903.

Children of George Sigler Hanawalt and Mary Edna Redner are:
Bertha C. Hanawalt, b. 1893, N. Dak., d. 26 Nov 1910, Unity, Wisconsin
George K. Hanawalt, b. 1888, d. 1956
Elizabeth J. Hanawalt, b. 1903, d. 1993

Madge M Hannawald (Hanawalt)

James R Hannawald (Hanawalt)

Howard R Hannawald (Hanawalt)

George Sigler Hanawalt was the son of William Barrick Hanawalt (21 Jul 1822, Huntindon PA - 24 Sep 1896, Dayton, WI) and Clarissa Sigler (26 Jan 1821, Decatur, PA - 31 Jan 1910, ).  He is buried in the Crystal Lake cemetery Dayton township, Waupaca Co., Wisconsin as is his wife, Mary Edna (Redner) Hanawalt.

1900 Federal Census, ED 49 Berlin city Ward 2-3, Green Lake, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 14, family 259.

George Hannawald (Hanawalt), white married male
father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
mother's birthplace: Ohio
years married: 12
estimated marriage year: 1888

Household Members
head George Hannawald (Hanawalt) M 44 (Jul 1856) Wisconsin
wife Mary E Hannawald (Hanawalt) F 40 (Jul 1860) Wisconsin, father b. NY, mother b. Vt., 5 living children
son George K Hannawald (Hanawalt) M 12 (Oct 1888) Wisconsin
daughter Madge M Hannawald (Hanawalt) F 11 (Oct 1889) Wisconsin
son James R Hannawald (Hanawalt) M 9 (Aug 1891) Wisconsin
daughter Bertha C Hannawald (Hanawalt) F 7 (Feb 1893) Wisconsin
son Howard R Hannawald (Hanawalt) M 2 (Sep 1898) Wisconsin



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