Bio: Walter, Anthony "Tony" G. Sr. (1899 - 1994)


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Surnames: Walter, Hoeser, Hines, Buddinger, Benedict, Zopfi, Grassel, Schwellenbach


----Source: Greenwood Public Library, original copy owned by Jean Rolstad


Anthony "Tony" G. Walter, Sr. (10 May 1899 - 22 Dec 1944)


Anthony Walter, Sr., Farm

In November, 1889, Mr. and Mrs. George Walter, Sr., came to Clark County, and settled in what is known as "Hein-town". They left Germany with two sons, George and John, and Mrs. Walter's mother, Mrs. Magdeline Hoeser, After arriving, they cleared the land and built their log house, supplied logs to the Ilines Sa4nill, and then went into dairy farming on 40 acres. Later they purchased 40 more acres.

To this family, seven children were born, George, John, Mary, Joseph, Louie, Anthony, and Annie. In 1936, Tony took over the management of the farm from his father. In 1937, Tony married Beatrice Buddinger of the Town of York. They continued dairy farming, adding another 405cres from Bill Benedict in 1953 which then supplied them with 120 acres of farming land. Many improvements were made to the farm.

To Tony and Beatrice were born Anthony, Jr., Joseph, Kathryn; and Janice. In 1963, Tony Walter retired and Anthony, Jr., and Joseph took over the farm in partnership. In 1962, they purchased an additional BO acres, making their farm its present 200 acres. Anthony, Jr., was married in.1962 to Alice Zopfi from Stratford and they have two children, James and Carol; and in 1968. Joseph was married to Kathy Grassel from Auburndale. The families are presently living in mobile homes on the same farm. Kathryn, who is Mrs. Delman SchwelIenbach, has one son, and they live to Marshfield.


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 13 August 1936

Walter, George Sr. (5 NOV 1854 - 9 Aug 1936)

Mr. George Walter, Sr., passed away quietly at his home Sunday morning at 6:15 after an illness of only 6 days. He had been in fairly good health until Monday morning when he was taken ill. He developed pneumonia, and died peacefully.

George Walter, son of Michael and Elizabeth Walter was born in Bayern, Germany Nov. 5, 1854. When 27 years of age he was united in marriage to Mary Hoeser. In 1888, about 48 years ago they came to America where they settled on a farm in Heintown where he has lived to the time of his death.

Mr. Walter was a quiet, home loving father devoted to his family and church. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in the local Catholic Church, Rev. Aurit officiating, and were laid to rest in the Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and seven children, George John, Joe, Louie, Mary (Mrs. Leo Scheckelmann) and Tony and Anna t home. One son died in infancy.

Pall bearers were his five sons and son-in-law, George, John, Joe, Louie, Tony and Leo Scheckelmann.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.


----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI 27 Sept 1956)

Walter, Mary (01 JUNE 1862-? SEPT 1956)

Mrs. Mary Walter, 94, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Saturday, at 1:30 p.m. She had been a patient there since September 7, when she had broken a hip. Death was the result of complications of this fracture and old age.

Mrs. Mary Walter (nee Hoeser) was born in Bavaria, Germany, June 1, 1862. She was married to George Walter in 1881. They came to America with two sons in 1888, about 68 years ago. They settled on a farm in Heintown. Following the death of her husband in 1936, she continued to make her home on this same farm, living with her son Tony and his family.

Mrs. Walter was a quiet, home loving mother, devoted to her family and her church. She was the oldest member of St. Anthony’s parish and the mother of eight children, John, George, Joe, Louis, Tony, Mrs. Leo (Mary) Schecklmann, Miss Ann Walter, and a son who died six years ago. The surviving children live in this vicinity. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 Tuesday morning in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with the Norbert King officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

A general rosary was said at the Myre Funeral Home Monday evening.

Pallbearers were six grandsons, George Schecklmann, Edward Schecklmann, Frank Walter, Franklin Walter, Eugene Walter, and Albert Walter.


Family Notes


1900 Federal Census, ED 34 York town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 4, family 63


Tony Walters, white, single, male

Household Members
head George Walters M 46 (Nov 1854) Germany, farmer
wife Heather Walters F 38 (Jun 1862) Germany; 7 children - 6 living
son George Walters M 16 (Mar 1884) Germany
son John Walters M 14 (Nov 1886) Germany
son Joseph Walters M 9 (Feb 1891) Wisconsin
son Lewis Walters M 7 (Ju 1893) Wisconsin
daughter Mary Walters F 4 (Apr 1896) Wisconsin
son Tony Walters M 1 (May 1899) Wisconsin
mother-in-law Lena Hazes F 71 (Aug 1829) Germany


Wisconsin Death Records


Anthony G. Walter
birth date: 10 May 1899
social security number: 397-32-7087
place of issuance: Wisconsin
last residence: Clark, Wisconsin
zip code of last residence: 54446
death date: 22 December 1994
estimated age at death: 95


George A Walters
event: Death
event date: 30 Jul 1880
event place: Clark, Wisconsin
page: 0023


George Albert Walters
gender: Male
burial date: 1880
burial place: Neillsville, Clark, Wi
death date: 30 Jul 1880
death place: Nweillsville, Clark, Wisconsin
age: 1
birth date: 09 Apr 1879
birthplace: Neillsville, Clark, Wis.
race: White
father's name: John R. Walters
mother's name: Catherina Emma



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