Obit: Servaty, Julie (1870 - 1912)


Contact: Ann Stevens


Surnames: Servaty, Mick, Nye, Steihl, Klopf 

----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  May 23, 1912 

Servaty, Julie (12 Apr 1870 - 17 May 1912) 

This community was deeply shocked Saturday morning to learn that Miss Julie Servaty had died unexpectedly Friday night.  A hemorrhage of the lungs was the cause of her demise, and although Miss Servaty has not been in good health for some time, her many friends had hoped that she was gaining in strength.  Friday she had attended to her official duties and had visited a couple schools near here. 

Miss Servaty was born in Belvidere, Ill., April 12, 1870.  She moved to Neillsville in the spring of 1883, graduating from the Neillsville high school in 1886, at the age of 16 years.  For a number of years she taught in the country schools, then becoming assistant superintendent of the Neillsville schools, later teaching on the north side.  She resigned her position and attended the Oshkosh normal, graduating there and then going to the Chicago university where she also became a graduate.  She then taught for a short time at Oconto and also holding a position at the New London Training School for Teachers.  Her failing health forced her to seek a change of climate and about two years ago she went to Lewiston, Mont., where she held a position in the schools.  She taught at Lewiston for one year and then returned home.  In the spring of 1911 she was elected county superintendent of schools by a most pleasing vote.  In this office Miss Servaty seemed to have found the position to which she was best adapted, for with her assumption of her duties there was a marked change in the conduct of the office.  She was possessed of unusual executive ability and combined this with a keen foresight and energy which was destined to have a remarkable effect upon the educational interests of the county.  She was even and sweet-tempered and her associations could not but be pleasing to all with whom she came in contact. 

Miss Servaty is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Madeline Mick and Miss Kate Servaty, and two brothers, John J., of Owen and Charles, of Fresno, Cal.  She was buried Tuesday afternoon, services being held at the family residence on the north side and being conducted by Rev. Nye.  Among those who attended from away were Jos. Steihl and wife from Merrillan; Emil Mick and wife from Black River Falls; John Servaty and son Clare, of Owen; John Mick of Chicago and Clarence Klopf. 



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