William (1856 - 1943)
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Surnames: Schilling, Prell, Voss
----Source: The Loyal Tribune, 25 February 1943
Schilling, William (22 JUN 1856 - 24 JAN 1943)
William Schilling, one of Loyal township’s earliest pioneers, died Tuesday night at 11 o’clock of a paralytic stroke at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Max Voss, in Beaver township, where he had made his home for several years.
Mr. Schilling was born on June 22, 1856, in Germany and at the age of one year came to Jefferson county, Wisconsin, with his parents.
He was married to Elizabeth Prell on Jan. 18, 1881. They came to Clark county the same year and bought a farm in the town of Loyal. Here they lived the hardy life of the early pioneers. They sold the farm and in 1913 they bought another farm in the same neighborhood. Five years ago they came to make their with their daughter, Mrs. Max Voss.
Mr. Schilling was the last of the original group which organized the Loyal Lutheran church and had helped construct three churches, in 1883 the log church of the village, in 1893 the village church, and in 1914 the present edifice. He served several years on the town board and the school board of his district.
He is survived by his son, Albert Schilling, of Weyauwega; a daughter, Mrs. Max (Hattie) Voss, of Greenwood; a son, Frank of Alkabo, N.D.; and two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the house and at 2 o’clock at the Trinity Lutheran church, with the Rev. J. C. Langholz officiating. Burial was in the Pine Grove cemetery.
Those serving as pallbearers were Herman Lieski, Herman Konschak, Fred Clouse, Philip Capelle, William Deuermeyer and Frank Stange.
Mrs., Lieski, Mrs. Konschak, Mrs. Clouse, Mrs. Capelle, Mrs. Deuermeyer and Mrs. Jenni carried the flowers.
Relatives from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schilling of Weyauwega, Frank Schilling of Alkabo, N.D., and Mrs. Robert Schilling and daughter Maxine of Helenville.
The Tribune joins in expressing sympathy to the bereaved.
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