Obit: Vetterkind, Ernest #2 (1869 - 1947)
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Surnames: Vetterkind, Roeder, Jennings, Berg, Miller, Devine

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/23/1947

Vetterkind, Ernest #2 (1869 - 17 OCT 1947)

Ernest Vetterkind of the Town of Hixon (Clark Co., Wis.), passed away at his farm home there of old age complication on Oct. 17th, 1947, having reached the ripe old age of 78 years, 9 months and 22 days.

The deceased was born in Slasing, Germany in 1869.

He came to America when he was nine years old, and lived in Milwaukee until he was 21 years of age. At that time he came to live at Thorp, where he met and married Augusta Roeder of thorp on Dec. 25, 1891. They settled on a piece of wild land west of Withee in the Town of Hixon, which he made into a modern farm of today. He loved to hunt and fish. Wild game was plentiful at that time and he made a great part of living by hunting and fishing.

His passing is mourned by seven children, three sons, Charley, William and Arthur of Wihtee, four daughters, Ethel Jennings of Chippewa Falls, Emily berg of Milwaukee, Mrs. Ella Miller of Withee, and Mrs. Martha Devine of Owen; one brother, Charley Vetterkind of Island Lake, Wis., 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church at Withee at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Rev. Schedler officiating and interment taking place at Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Nels Myrin, Herman Doege, William Courter, Harry Baehr, George Baehr and Ed Nevala.

 

 


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