Obit: Paulus, John (1842 - 1902)
----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 12/18/1902
Paulus, John (27 MAR 1842 - 12 DEC 1902)
John Paulus died Friday night at 9 o’clock, at the O’Neill House, death resulting from a complication of pneumonia, kidney disease and heart trouble. The illness which finally ended in the long sleep began several weeks ago, symptoms developing at an early stage that seemed to make hope of recovery remote. Forty-three tanks of oxygen were used to relieve his breathing, and to this and such artificial means was due the prolonging of his life. John Wanted to live, expressing himself to that effect emphatically, and every means known to science was resorted to, to enable him to live. But his age and undermined constitution were against it, and he gradually failed.
His family and relatives were about him at the last, and they and the community sincerely mourn the passing away of a good-hearted and just man. He was always a money-maker and leaves a considerable fortune.
The funeral was held under Masonic auspices, Sunday at 2 p.m., Worth Master S. M. Marsh and Rev. Geo. N. Foster of Shullsburg conducting the rites. The G. A. R. and W. R. C. attended in a body. The hall and casket were beautifully decorated with floral offerings, and the large opera hall was crowded with friends of the deceased.
John Paulus was born in Prussia on the 27th day of March, 1842, came to America with his parents when eleven years of age, settling in the town of New Berlin, Waukesha Co., Wis.
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