Obit: Embke, Fredrick Christian (1853 - 1930)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Embke, Petersen, Yahn, Wegner, Vornholt
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1930 Good Old Days 4/29/2015
Embke, Fredrick Christian (30 June 1853 - 2 April 1930)
Fred Embke, who had lived in the Town of Pine Valley for more than a quarter of a century, passed away at his home April 2, aged 76 years.
Frederick Christian Embke was born in Ransburg-Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, June 30, 1853 and grew to manhood there. In 1879 he was married to Margaret Petersen of Elsdorf, Germany. The next year they came to America and settled on a farm near Schaumburg, Ill., where they lived until 1904 when they moved to Cark County and bought a farm west of the Black River in Pine Valley. He continued to carry on the farm until failing eyesight compelled him to give up work and turn the farm over to his sons.
He was a man of quiet habits and highly esteemed for his high character. He leaves his wife and seven children: Mrs. Hannah Yahn of Stevens Point; Mrs. Elizabeth Wegner and Miss Emma Embke of Elgin, Ill.; William, Herman, Henry and Louis in Neillsville and vicinity; also five grandchildren. The funeral was held Satruday at the Reformed Church, Rev. E. H. Vornholt, the pastor, officiating.
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