Obit: Degener, Albert (? - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Degener, Carlton, Walter,
Thrun, Prust, Walk, Gibson, Schewe
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 22, 1958
Degener, Albert (? - 14 or 21 May
Albert Degener, 88, died at 12:20
Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital after a lingering
illness. Mr. Degener, a former merchant at Chili and
Neillsville, was born in Germany, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
Degener, coming to America as a young man.
He was married to Hulda Carlton, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Walter, on January 30, 1901, with the
Rev. Mr. Thrun, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church,
Neillsville, officiating. The marriage was performed in the
St. John’s Lutheran parsonage located at the comer of Oak and
4th streets, which residence is now occupied by the Rev.
and Mrs. Alfred Schewe. On January 30th of this
year the Degener’s celebrated their 57th wedding
The newly weds took the midnight train to
Chili, where an apartment had been provided in the rear of a
building owned by Henry Prust. It was in this Prust building,
at Chili, that Carl and Paul Walk of Neillsville had opened a store
and in May, 1900, Albert Degener was assigned to manage
In 1904, Mr. and Mrs. Degener purchased the Tom Gibson hardware store which they operated in Chili until 1926 when they moved to Neillsville. Mr. Degener operated a hardware store on 7th Street, Neillsville, a few years and served for a period as janitor at St. John’s Lutheran Church. He had been in failing health for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Degener have made their home at 24 Grand Avenue, Neillsville, for many years. Mrs. Degener survives him.
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