Obit: Schmitt, Jacob C. (1893 - 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schmitt, Reicks, Heinz, Illinski, Hackman, Franzen, Langreck, Kessler, Lamppa, Schwellenbach, Feuerstein, Kasberger, Aumann, Frazan, Wurtzer, Blong Hainz, Mitchell, Nelson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/16/1967

Schmitt, Jacob C. (2 May 1893 - 9 February 1967)

Jacob C. Schmitt, 73, of Rt. 1, Neillsville died suddenly February 9 at his farm home. Funeral services were held Monday from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Rev. George M. Nelson officiated and burial was made in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Schmitt was born May 2, 1893, in Ft. Atkinson, Ia., son of the late John and Frances (Reicks) Schmitt. He attended school there and did carpenter work. At age 21 he came to Clark County, locating on a farm. On October 19, 1926, he was married to the former Sarah M. Heinz in Neillsville. He had lived on his present farm for the last 40 years.

Mr. Schmitt is survived by his wife; two children, Mrs. Laurdes Illinski of Marshfield, and LaVerne J. Schmitt of Neillsville. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Carl (Tillie) Hackman, Mrs. Ed (Rose) Franzen, and Mrs. Mike (Clara) Franzen, all of West Union, Ia.; by a brother, George E. Schmitt of Cresco, Ia.; and three grandchildren.

A rosary service was said Sunday evening at the Georgas Funeral Home.

Mr. Schmitt was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and Catholic Knights.

Pallbearers were: Henry and Jacob Langreck, Carl Kessler, Ernest Lamppa, William Schwellenbach and Martin Feuerstein.

People coming from away to attend the service included: Mrs. Laurdes Illinski and two sons, Ernest Lamppa and Mrs. Lawrence Kasberger of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aumann of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. George Schmitt and Darian Schmitt of Casco, Ia.; Mrs. Carl Hackman of St. Lukas, Ia.; John Wurtzer of West Union, Ia.; Mrs. Mike Frazen and Duane Frazen of Hawkeye, Ia.; Ed Frazen and Leonard Blong of Waucoma, Ia.; Frank Hainz and Lawrence Hainz of Milwaukee; and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Mitchell of Pittsville.



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