Obit: Wittke, August Julius (1878 - 1949)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Wittke, Schummel, Payne, Turner, Wilms

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 27, 1949

Wittke, August Julius (26 July 1878 - 20 October 1949 *)

Funeral services for August Wittke, 71, of South Division Street were held on Saturday at 2 o’clock at the Georgas Funeral Home. Interment was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery, the Rev. Alfred Schewe officiating.

Mr. Wittke was born July 26, 1878, in Illinois. He attended parochial and rural schools in Illinois. He moved with his parents to Clark County when he was 18 years old. They located on a farm in Pine Valley, where he remained after his marriage to Ethel Schummel in Neillsville on September 30, 1903.

Three years ago they left the farm and moved to Humbird, where they lived for two years, then moving to Neillsville in July one year ago. He became ill in April, 1945, but was in unusually good health at the time death overtook him.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Neillsville. He is survived by his wife and two daughters (Blanche) Mrs. Irving Payne of Rochester, Minn.; and (Olga) Mrs. Clayton Turner of North Hewett Street. He leaves six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, three brothers and one sister, namely, Ferd Wittke, Town of Weston, Henry Wittke, Neillsville, Herman Wittke, Almond, and Edna, Mrs. Fred Wilms of (the rest of the obit was cut off).

(*Date of death gotten from his widow’s obit of December 1, 1949 issue of the Clark County Press)



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