Mueller, Herman (1861 - 1910)






----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 2/3/1910


Herman Mueller of the town of Colby, was instantly killed Saturday evening, Jan. 29, 1910, at about 5 o'clock, while falling trees for saw logs. He and his twelve year old son had cut a large hemlock which lodged in another tree and were about to cut and fall a birch across the hemlock to dislodge it, when Herman though he would get a small pole for the birch to rest on when it fell, and as he was picking up the pole, near the cut hemlock, the gave a little, throwing the butt from the stump, striking him across the back, knocking him to the ground. The son immediately called Frank Chase who resides a few rods from where the accident happened, who upon arrival found life extinct.

Herman H. W. Mueller was born at Helsendorf, Hanover, Germany, Sept. 4th, 1861. He came with his parents direct from Germany to Colby in the year 1883, and was one of our prosperous young farmers. On the 26th of Dec. 1895, he was united in marriage to Miss Louise Weller who, with four children, three sons and one daughter, survive to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. Besides his widow and children, he leaves one brother and two sisters, all residing here.

Herman was on of our honest, hardworking young farmers and during his long residence here won many friends, to all whom his sudden death come as a great shock. To the sorrowing family, brother and sisters, we extend our deepest sympathy.
The funeral was held from Zion Lutheran Church, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. Witschonke. (Colby Phonograph)



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