Ephraim F. (1881 - 1950)
Surnames: Heidemann, Frese, Anderson, Wagener, Schmidt
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/14/1950
Heidemann, Ephraim F. (6 JUN 1881 - 10 SEP 1950)
Ephraim F. Heidemann, 69, died at the hospital at Stanley, Sunday, Sept. 10th, 1950, pleurisy being the cause of death. He was a resident of this community for 47 years. Masonic services were held for him from the Thorp Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon. An obituary will be published next week.
(Follow on in 9/21/1950 Thorp Courier)
Ephraim F. Heidemann, a resident of this community for forty-seven years, passed away at the Stanley hospital on Sunday, Sept. 10th, death being caused by pleurisy. He had reached the age of 69 years, 3 months and 4 days. Mr. Heidemann underwent a major operation several years ago from which he miraculously recovered, but his health failed during the past several months.
Ephraim Heidemann was born in Kiel, Wis., on June 6, 1881, where he attended the local schools and spent his youth. He came to the Thorp community in the year 1907 and spent several years in Reseburg, where he operated a blacksmith shop and also farmed. He later became engaged in the roofing business.
He was united in marriage on Oct. 14, 1905 to Ida Frese of Thorp. They moved to the village of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) 15 years ago.
Besides his widow he is survived by six sons, Norman of Milwaukee, Lyman of Neillsville, Roland of Appleton, Donald at home, Elmer of Sheboygan and William of Rockford, Ill.; two daughters, Tekla, Mrs. C. E. Anderson of Ellsworth, Wis., and Rita, Mrs. Vincent Wagener of Eau Claire; one brother, Otto Heidemann of Kiel and one sister, Mrs. Arvin Schmidt of Kiel, and 22 grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Glick for the deceased at the Thorp Funeral Home at 2:00 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14th. Masonic services, in charge of Thorp Lodge No. 264, F. & A. M., with Geo. Lane of Stanley as Grand Master, were held at the Funeral Home and at the graveside. He was laid to rest in the East Thorp Cemetery. Six sons served as pallbearers.
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