Obit: Pupp, Ferdinand William #2 (1879 - 1934)

Contact: Marsha Hosfeld

Surnames: Pupp, Kroening, Grinker, Hintz, Johnson, Berger, Merrill, Geiger, Woller, Haas, Haaz, Zrutskie, Parge, Jacobi, Wirth, Schultz, Scheelk, Schnelle, Wilcott, Sulik, Dessel, Borchardt, Bauer, Carl, Newmier, Van Rayzin, Luick, Muinster, Briet, Wagner, Eberhardy, Arndt

----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 26 April 1934

Pupp, "Ferdinand" William #2 (12 MAR 1879 - 19 APR 1934)


William Pupp was born March 12, 1879, in Germany, and passed away at his farm home east of Abbotsford, Thursday, April 19, from a heart attack. He was 55 years of age at the time of his death.

He came to America with his parents when about nine years of age and lived for a brief period near Rochester, N. Y. After two years they moved to the town of Holton, which has been Mr. Pupp‘s home since that time.

On June 28, 1903 he was united in marriage to Louisa Kroening of Stratford. Nine children were born to this union: Albert of Dorchester, Bernard of Abbotsford, Mrs. Mary Grinker of Chicago, Wm. Jr., George, Margaret, Catherine, Edward and Anthony at home. Besides his children he is survived by his widow, five grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Chas. Hintz of Fenwood and Mrs. O. E. Johnson of Minneapolis.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 at the home and 2 P. M. at the Presbyterian church, Abbotsford, the Rev. L. C. Smith officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs. Wm. Berger and Miss Jessie Merrill singing two duets. The flower girls were Marjorie Pupp, Ethel Geiger, Lula Mae and Eulalla Woller, Rose Haas and Elnora Zrutskie. Pallbearers were Henry Parge, Henry and Edwin Jacobi, Henry and Helmut Wirth, and Frank Schultz.

Those from out of town who attended the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scheelk, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schnelle, Mr. and Mrs. John Kroening, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hintz and son Carl, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wilcott of Fenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Geiger, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Sulik, and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Dessel of Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Grinker, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Grinker and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Haaz of Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson and family of Minneapolis; Jos. A. Geiger and Mrs. Gertrude Borchardt of Wausau; Fred Bauer, Mrs. Aug. Kroening, Miss Mary E. Kroening, John F. and G. W. Kroening, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carl, Mr. and Mrs. John Carl, Jos. Newmier, Mr. and Mrs. W. Van Rayzin, Mrs. Chas. Luick, Mrs. Lyda Muinster. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Briet, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Briet and daughter Geraldine of Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wagner and Mr. and Mrs. Eberhardy of Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Arndt and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Woller of Merrill; and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Kroening of Edgar.

Mr. Pupp was well known in this community and there are many who mourn his sudden death, and who offer sincerest sympathy to the bereaved family in their sorrow.

*Transcriber note: Our cemetery index shows Mr. Pupp buried at Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Holton Township, Marathon Co., WI, as are his parents, Wilhelm and Emelie. His wife, Louisa, died in 1951 and is buried in Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Stratford, WI.

**Ferdinand was taken from another obit entry.



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