Obit: Waschatka, Peter (1862 - 1908)

Surnames: Smitchfranz, Waschatka, Lang, Seidl, Sassfeldt, Pirsch

----Sources: Marshfield Times (Marshfield, Wisconsin), Wednesday 15 July 1908 P. 1 C. 6

Died at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Ex–Sheriff Peter Waschatka of Chelsea, Wisconsin died at the hospital Thursday evening, where he had been brought the first of the week. Chas. Seidel of Rib Lake, a brother-in-law of the deceased, Fred Smitchfranz of Chelsea and a number of Eagles from the Medford Aerie came down Friday and accompanied the remains to Chelsea on Saturday. The funeral was held from the house at Chelsea Sunday.

The deceased was formerly sheriff of Taylor county, and was a candidate for the office this fall. He was very popular among his acquaintances and was well known in this city. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.


P. 7 C. 1

Oscar Lang went to Chelsea Sunday to attend the funeral of the late Peter Waschatka, who died in this city on Thursday.

----Sources: Marshfield Times (Marshfield, Wisconsin), Wednesday 15 Sept. 1909 P. 9 C. 5

Kenosha District Attorney R. V. Baker has caused an examination to be made of a broken oar found at Twin, near the place where the body of Herman Martin was found two weeks ago, and it was found to have a lot of human hair clinging to it. The remains of Martin were exhumed and a portion of the hair taken from the head, and it is thought that this will be found to be the same as that found on the oar.

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Medford city, Taylor, Wisconsin, pg. 138, family 113

Peter Waschatha, white, married, male
place of birth: parent 1: Germany
place of birth: parent 2: Germany

Household Members
head Peter Waschatha M 43y (1862) Wisconsin
wife Martha Waschatha F 35y Germany
child Raymond Waschatha M 14y Wisconsin
child Lucy Waschatha F 12y Wisconsin
servant Maria Sassfeldt F 19y Wisconsin

Wisconsin Marriage Records

Peter Waschatka
groom's birthplace: Wisconsin
bride's name: Martha Seidl
bride's birthplace: Germany
marriage date: 05 Aug 1890
marriage place: Rib Lake, Taylor, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Ignatius Waschatka
groom's mother's name: Mary Pirsch
bride's father's name: Charles Seidl
bride's mother's name: Caroline Seidl
groom's race: White





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