Obit: Wendt, Sr., Frederick (1845 - 1918)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Wendt, Hanke, Ghent, Lingl, Ahrendt

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/1/1918

Wendt, Sr., Frederick (12 JUN 1845 – 28 JUL 1918)

Frederick Wendt, Sr., died at his home on the north side on July 28th. He was born June12, 1845, at Strezendorf, Mecklenburg, Germany, and fought in the French and German War during the years of 1870 and 1871, being wounded twice. He came to the United States in1872, locating on a farm in the town of Little Falls, near Sparta, Wis. He lived there until 1900, when he came to Clark County, settling on a farm south of Neillsville and living there for a year. He then moved to what is now the Auman farm north of this city where the family resided for four years and then moved onto the Wendt farm at Staffordville, living there for eight years and then moving to Neillsville.

Mr. Wendt was united in marriage to Mary M. Hanke on Nov. 15, 1873, at Sparta, Wis., and to this union seven children were born. They are William of Cudworth, Canada; Frederick of Neillsville; Mrs. Henry Ghent of Neillsville; Mrs. Jos. Lingl of Cudworth, Canada; Misses Anna, Clara and Laura of Neillsville. Deceased is survived by his wife, seven children, four grandchildren—Alvin, Mary, Eva, and Frederick—one sister, Mrs. J. Ahrendt, of Milwaukee, and one brother, William Wendt, of Dallas, Texas. All of the children were at the bedside of their father with the exception of Mrs. Lingl, and she will be here for the funeral which will occur Friday afternoon. Short services will be held at the home at 1:30, after which services will be held at the Reformed Church at 2 o’clock.

Mr. Wendt was a man who was generally liked and respected wherever he was known. During his residence in Monroe County, he was chairman of the town of Little Falls for several years. He was the president of the Krueger Verein in this city and founder of the Neillsville Verein. He took great interest in all public affairs. He was a man of kindly disposition and sturdy character and his many good qualities made friends for him wherever he went.

His sister, Mrs. Ahrendt, came from Milwaukee to attend the funeral.



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