Obit: Holtz, August Herman (1867 - 1944)

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Surnames: Holtz, Dechant, Allen, Retzlaff, Bey, Brickheimer, Bickel, Hartnagle, Larson, Raine, Dudie, Gloff, Krejei, Gault

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 2 Mar. 1944

Holtz, August Herman (6 Aug. 1867 - 28 Feb. 1944)

Funeral services for August Herman Holtz, 76, of Neillsville, will be held Thursday, March 2, at 1:30 from the Jaster Funeral home, followed by services at 2 o’clock at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church. Rev. N. J. Dechant will be the officiating clergyman. Burial will take place in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Mr. Holtz died Monday, February 28, at the home his daughter, Mrs. Lee Allen, near Neillsville. He had been ill for more than a year, and has been cared for at the time of his daughter. Death was due to hardening of the arteries and complications.

He was born in Germany, on August 6, 1867, and came to the United States as a young man with his parents. They settled near Washburn. After coming to Neillsville, Mr. Holtz worked at his trade that of stone and brick maker. He assisted in erecting many buildings in and near Neillsville on 16th Street. Mrs. Holtz died October 6, 1942.

Mr. Holtz is survived by seven children, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One son, Erie, died in infancy. The surviving children are: Mrs. Emma Bey, and Mrs. Ella Brickheimer, Marshfield; Mrs. Minnie Bickel, Milwaukee; Mrs. Hilda Hartnagle, Independence, Wis.; Mrs. Martha Allen, and Ernest and Walter of Neillsville. A brother, Gus Holtz of Neillsville, and a sister, Martha of Definance, Ohio; also survive. All of the children are expected home for the funeral.

Pallbearers will be: George Larson, Everett Raine, Bernard Dudie, Herman Gloff, John Krejei and Edward Gault.



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