Obit: Kelpin, Wilhelm (1857 - 1947)
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Surnames: Kelpin, Garfield, Blum, Warleben, Scheeler

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 05/08/1947

Kelpin, Wilhelm (26 Dec. 1857 - 4 May 1947)

The body of Wilhelm Kelpin, 89, who died while on a trip to New York, will be taken to California for internment. Mr. Kelpin left here with his daughter, Mrs. Herman Scheeler, last Tuesday, for Fond du Lac, where they met his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Warleben, and on Wednesday they all left for Rochester, N.Y. to attend the silver wedding anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Kelpin, on Saturday.

Some time during Sunday night Mr. Kelpin died.

Wilhelm Kelpin was born in Germania, Germany, Dec. 26, 1857. He came to America in 1880, landing the day President Garfield was inaugurated. He settled in Rochester, N.Y. and there married Wilhelmina Blum, on Nov. 18, 1882.

Shortly after their marriage they came to Clark county and farmed between Neillsville and Granton. Here their ten children were born to them. Twenty-seven years ago they moved to New York and a few years later to California.

Mrs. Kelpin died at Grass Valley in October, 1937, a month before their 55th wedding anniversary. Two years ago Mr. Kelpin sold his home in Grass Valley and came back to Wisconsin and made his home with his daughter, Mrs. (Emma) Warleben, at Fond du Lac and since August he was here with his daughter, Mrs. (Mary) Scheeler.

Besides these two daughters he is survived by four sons, Paul, at Payette, Idaho; Arnold, at Rochester, N.Y., Charles at Grass Valley, Calif., and Herman, at Sacremento, Calif.

There are 17 grand children and 14 great grand children.

He was preceded in death by Mrs. Kelpin, two daughters and two sons.

Mrs. Scheeler, Mrs. Warleben and Arnold Kelpin are on their way to California to attend the funeral of their father.



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