Obit: Ludwig, Otto (1873 - 1925)
Contact: Marsha Hosfeld
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 7 May 1925
OTTO LUDWIG DIES AT MENDOTA
Otto Ludwig, well and favorably known to most of our readers in Clark County, died at the Mendota Hospital Monday evening, May 4th, 1925.
While here Mr. Ludwig had a small tract of land just across the river from Tourist Park, where he made his home for many years.
About a year ago he lost his mind and was taken to the county poor farm, then to the Asylum at Owen and later to Mendota.
He was a man of about 50 years of age and had a host of friends in and around Greenwood.
He leaves no immediate relatives that are known of.
Birth: 1873, USA; Death: *May 8, 1925, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
The remains of Otto Ludwig, who died last Thursday at the Mendota Hospital, were brought here to the Crosse & Scheideler undertaking rooms Friday and interment was made in Sacred Heart Cemetery Saturday afternoon at one o'clock with a short service at the grave, Rev. Salentin officiating. He was 52 years old and leaves no known relatives. Deceased was an orphan adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ludwig of East Bristol, residents of half a century ago, when he was a lad of few years. Later the family moved to Appleton and as a young man, young Ludwig learned paper making in the mills there, becoming an expert. His work, however, began to undermine his health and he gave it up, spending his winters in the south and for a number of years worked in this neighborhood during the summer months, on the Batz farm. Of late years he has made his home on a 40-acre farm at Greenwood, WI. He had been at Mendota Hospital since last January.
Burial: Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery
Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
*The above obit says Otto died May 8th (Thursday) and since the Gleaner article is dated May 7th (Wednesday), the 8th can't be right! I think the Gleaner date of May 4th is correct
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