Obit: Luepke, Carl Franz Wilhelm (1884 - 1920)
Surnames: Luepke, Mellenthin
----Sources: St. John's Lutheran Church Records & Burial Permit provided by Janet Schwarze, Tombstone photo by Kathleen Englebretson
Carl Franz Wilhelm Luepke (10 Jul 1884 - 19 Mar 1920)
Luepke, Carl Franz Wilhelm was the son of Carl Luepke and Wilhelmine, "Minnie" Mellenthin who was born 10 Jul 1884 in Unity, Wis. and baptized 3 Aug 1884 at St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a challenged individual who grew into a tall, slender man who was employed by his father. Because he was an invalid, he was passed over for the World War I Draft. His blue eyes closed for the last time in Unity, Wisconsin, 19 Mar 1920, when he died of heart trouble resulting from Influenza in his thirty-sixth year of life. His springtime burial took place two days later following a church service where the hymns of his Lutheran faith were sung and his family was comforted.
St. John's Lutheran Church
1920 Federal Census, Unity, Clark, Wisconsin, United States
Carl Luepke, white single male
Relationship to Head of Household: Brother
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Brother
Birth Year (Estimated): 1884
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Fred Luepke Head M 28 Wisconsin
Lena Luepke Wife F 18 Wisconsin
Carl Luepke Father M 72 Germany
Minnie Luepke Mother F 68 Germany
Carl Luepke Brother M 36 Wisconsin
1917-1918 Draft Registration, Clark County, Wisconsin, United States, 12 Sep 1918.
Carl Luepke, white male, tall in height with a slender build, blue eyes
and dark hair.
Occupation: worked with his father
Nationality: United States, native born
Birth Date: 10 Jul 1884
Disabilities: Invalid & Feebleminded (answered by his father)
Nearest Relative: Carl Luepke, RFD #1, Spencer, Clark, Wis.
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