Obit: Kehrberg, Herman (1855 - 1949)
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Surnames: Kehrberg, Altenburg, Schaeffner
----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wis 06 Jan 1949)
Kehrberg, Herman (07 DEC 1855 - 27 DEC 1949)
A pioneer resident of Loyal, Herman Kehrberg, 93, died at Owen at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, of old age complications. He had been ill for about two weeks.
Born in Pomerania, Germany, on Dec. 7, 1855, he came to the United States 30 years later, along with his wife, the former Augusta Altenburg. They went directly to Marshfield, where he served as a cabinet maker at the Upham Manufacturing Co. plant until 1902, when he became an employee of the Hatteburg Veneer Co., now the Roddis Plywood Corporation in that city. He served as superintendent and stockholder in the business until 1915, when he came to Loyal. While living in Marshfield, he served as an alderman and was one of two supervisors of the old Company A there.
After coming to Loyal, he purchased a part of the Allen building, which was destroyed by fire in 1931. The present Kehrberg store was then built on the site. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church
Surviving him besides his wife, are one daughter, Hattie, and a son, G. H., both residing in Loyal, and one sister, Mrs. John Langpap, of Marshfield. Also surviving are two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
One child died in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. Clara Schaeffner, died in 1938. Six sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. last Thursday at the Hansen funeral home in Marshfield, with the Rev. J. C. Langholz, local Lutheran pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Hillside cemetery in Marshfield.
Music was furnished by Mrs. J. W. Will, who accompanied the singers, Eunice Langholz and Wilma Deuermeyer.
Active pallbearers were Otto Meyer, Harry Plath, August Kisten, Harold Ramer, Arthur Zettler and Carl Wenzel. Honorary pallbearers were Emil Joseph, Herman Kehrberg, Edward Schaeffner and Robert Wenzel.
Out-of-town relatives attending were Mrs. E. E. Ramer and Harold Ramer of St. Paul, Miss Naomi Ramer of Rochester, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Zettler of Nekoosa, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Joseph of Port Edwards, and August Kisten, Mrs. Joe Busek and Mrs. Carl Mielke of Kenosha.
The Tribune extends to the bereaved its sympathy in the loss of a beloved relative.
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