Obit: Stettler, Fred Sr. #2 (1867 - 1951)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Stettler, Joos, Jost, Kingsley, Schaffner, Engel

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 9, 1951

Stettler, Fred Sr. (1867 - 5 August 1951)

Fred Stettler, Sr., who died at his home in Colby, Wisconsin on Sunday August 5, was interred at the cemetery at Fountain City on Thursday, August 9. Mr. Stettler was 83, and has resided in Colby since 1920.

Mr. Stettler was born in 1867 in Switzerland and came to the United States in 1884, settling near Fountain City. He was married in 1891 to the former Ursula Joos. Mrs. Stettler died in 1943.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Alice Kingsley of Ekalaka, Mont.; five sons, Victor and Fred, Jr., of Colby, Max and Oswald of Winona, Minn., and Oliver of Abbotsford; two sisters, Mrs. Rosena Schaffner and Mrs. Anna Engel of Fountain City; and a brother, Ernest Stettler, Eagle Valley.


Stettler, Fred Sr. #3 (1867 - 1951)

Surnames: Colby Engel Joos Jost Kingsley Schaffner Stettler


(Obit: Stettler, Fred Sr. #3 (1867 - 1951) was discovered in The Republican Herald, Winona, MN.  It was mistakenly labeled as the death of Frank Colby.  This error was called to our attention by Curt Bochanyin and we thank him for his help!)

----Source: Republican-Herald, Tuesday, August 07, 1951; Page: 4

Colby, Frank (23 NOV 1869 – 04 AUG 1951)

Frank Colby Rites At Fountain City

Fountain City, Wis. —(Special)—Funeral services for Frank Colby, 82, who died at Colby, Wis., Sunday, will be held at the Reformed church here at 1:30 p. m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Eagle Valley cemetery.

A service will be held at Colby Wednesday afternoon and the body will be brought here Thursday.

He was born at Canton Berne, Switzerland, November 23,1888. He married Ursula Jost ("Sully" Joos), who has died. Survivors are six children, Mrs. George (Alice) Kingsley, Ekalaka, Mont.; Victor and Fred, Colby; Oliver, Abbotsford, Wis., and Max and Oswald, Winona; one brother, Ernest, Eagle Valley; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Engel and Mrs. Rosiana (Stetler) Schaffner, Fountain City; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


Family Notes


1905 Wisconsin State Census, Milton, Buffalo, Wisconsin


Ursula Stettler (Wife of 1. Fred Stettler & 2. Frank Colby)
Age 27y
Birth Year (Estimated) Abt 1878
Birthplace Wisconsin
Relationship to Head of Household (Original Language) Wife
Race White
Gender Female
Marital Status Married
Parent 1 Birthplace Switzerland
Parent 2 Birthplace Switzerland

Fred Stettler Head M 38y Switzerland
Ursula Stettler Wife F 27y Wisconsin
Alice Stettler Daughter F 12y Wisconsin
John Stettler S M 10y Wisconsin
Max Stettler S M 9y Wisconsin
Oswald Stettler S M 7y Wisconsin
Fred Stettler S M 5y Wisconsin
Albert Stettler S M 4y Wisconsin



1940 Census, Colby, Colby City, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Name Fred Stettler, Male
Age 73
Marital Status Married
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birthplace Switzerland
Birth Year (Estimated) 1867
Last Place of Residence Same House
Fred Stettler Head M 73 Switzerland
Sully Stettler Wife F 70 Wisconsin
Fred Stettler Son M 40 Wisconsin
Bernard Cunningham Lodger M 25 Wisconsin


Family of Friedrich & Ursula (Joos/Jost) Stettler

Ursula Joos
Friedrich Stettler Sr.
Alice Stettler
Victor John Stettler
Max Stettler
Oswald Benjamin Stettler
Friedrich Stettler Jr.
Oliver Albert Stettler


1940 Census, School District 6, Carter, Montana, United States


Alice Kingsley (daughter)
Gender Female
Age 49
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Birthplace Wisconsin
Birth Year (Estimated) 1891
Last Place of Residence Rural, Carter, Montana

George H Kingsley Head M 52 Minnesota
Alice Kingsley Wife F 49 Wisconsin
Robert G Kingsley Son M 25 North Dakota
Henry Kingsley Son M 23 North Dakota
John O Kingsley Son M 21 North Dakota
Lester A Kingsley Son M 19 Wisconsin
Andrew J Kingsley Son M 17 Wisconsin
Minnie M Kingsley Daughter F 13 Montana
Betty R Kingsley Daughter F 11 Montana
Donna F Kingsley Daughter F 8 Montana
Max M Kingsley Son M 3 Montana

1900 Census, Montana town, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States
Rose Schaffner (sister)
Gender Female
Age 17
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race W
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Birth Date Jun 1883
Birthplace Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin


Death Records

Rosina Elizabeth Stettler Schaffner (Sister)
Rosina Elizabeth Stettler Schaffner
Maiden Name Stettler
Event Type Burial, Fountain City, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States of America
Photograph Included N
Birth Date 21 Jan 1871
Death Date 06 Nov 1963
Cemetery Fountain City Cemetery




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