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Buffalo County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

Mr. Burner
A little boy five years of age, of Mr. Burner of Alma, Buffalo County, Wis., in at attempting to get into the wagon which his father was about starting from the house with, fell and the wheels of the wagon passed over, crushing him so that he died in twenty minutes. We gather the fact from the Eau Claire Free Press. [Source: Wisconsin Free Democrat (Milwaukee, Wis.) Wednesday, 6 Oct. 1858; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Christian Christianson
The Alma Journal contains the following paragraph:
One day last week an inhabitant of the Norwegian settlement, in this county, who had gone into the woods in the morning with his ox team, was found dead the latter part of the same day, in his wagon, with a tree lying across him. The unfortunate man’s name is Christian Christianson. He was engaged in hauling timber in the woods back of his house. The wagon slid and struck a dry poplar tree, a piece of which broke off and struck him on the left side, near the region of his heart. When found, he was not quite dead, but died soon after, from bleeding inwardly, apparently caused by the bursting of a blood vessel. [Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Friday, 22 Dec. 1865) transcribed by FoFG mz]

Edwin E. Fried
The funeral of Edward E. Fried, whose death occurred November 30, was held with preliminary services at the Florin funeral home, and services at the St. John's Reformed church here, Thursday afternoon, Dec. 3rd. Rev. Ervin Florin of Liberty Ridge, Wis., conducted the services and the Reformed church choir rendered several beautiful selections. Burial was made in the Fountain City public cemetery. [Buffalo County Republican (Fountain City, Wis.) Thursday, December 10, 1936 Contributed By Genealogy Trails Staff]

Edward Edwin Fried, son of Leonard and Anna Fried, nee Danuser, was born in Eagle Valley near Fountain City, Wisconsin, Nov. 9th, 1876.
He attended the public school in Eagle Valley and was confirmed in the Reformed church there. He worked on his father's farm, with the exception of one year spent in North Dakota, until January 1903, when he was united in marriage to Miss Rosette Litscher. He then purchased the John Joos farm, where he made his home until his death November 30th, 1936, which was due to a lingering illness. He reached the age of 60 years and 21 days.
He leaves to mourn his death his wife and three children, Lester Edward in town of Glencoe, Alice Rosetta (Mrs. Russell Elder), town of Buffalo, and Myron Leonard, a home, and three grandchildren. His mother, Mrs. Anna Fried, five sisters and seven brothers, also survive him.  Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Orrin A. Fried, Madison, Wis., Lewis Fried of St. Paul, Minn., Ann Fried of Racine, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Allen Dalle, Mrs. Mary Dalle, Mrs. Minnie Danuser, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Danuser, all of Arcadia, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Litscher, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Gremelsbach of Lewiston, Minn., Franklin Laufenburger of Alma, Wis., Mrs. Louisa Becker and sons, Roy and Elmer, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Beseler, all of Cochrane, Wis., Mr. Henry Eder and sister, Miss Flora Eder, and Mrs. Fred Benning of Winona, and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Van Vleet, of Centerville, Wis.
We hereby wish to express our sincere thanks and deep appreciation to all who assisted us in any way at the time of the loss of our husband and father, those who gave flowers, the church choir, and pallbearers, those who furnished cars and especially Rev. Ervin Florin for services and his comforting words of consolation. Mrs. Rosetta Fried and Family [Buffalo County Republican (Fountain City, Wis.) Thursday, December 10, 1936 Contributed By Genealogy Trails Staff]

Allen Gantenbein
Winona, Minn., Nov. 24. – Allen Gantenbein, who operated a soft drink saloon at Alma, Wis., died today in a local hospital. He was shot Nov. 12 by Enos Behnr, during a quarrel in the saloon. John Gantenbein, age 65, marshal of Alma, was killed at the same time by Bahnr.  Bahnr, who was held responsible by a coroner’s jury for the dea th of John Gantenbein, has been held in the Buffalo county, Wisconsin, jail pending developments in the condition of Allen Gantenbein. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Saturday, 25 Nov. 1922; transcribed by FoFG mz

C. Holstine
MONDOVI, Wis., Dec. 26. – C. Holstine, one of the oldest citizens of the town of Ca nton, who lives about seven miles west of this city, was found dead in the road near his home Sunday morning. A sudden stroke of paralysis of the heart was the cause of his death.[Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Friday, 27 Dec. 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Jacob Hunger
Jacob Hunger Dies In Milwaukee
Jacob Hunger met death by accident in Milwaukee last Sunday morning at the age of 86. Mr. Hunger was a long-time resident of this community, and had worked on the Buffalo County Republican, even at the time that the newspaper was located at Buffalo City. Mr. Hunger used to visit at Fountain City each summer and often stopped in at the Republican office to visit and talk shop when on those visits. Before he retired from active work he was occupied as a printer on a German paper. He is survived by a son and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Halbrugger and Mrs. Henry Herold attended the funeral, Wednesday. Mr. Hunger was an uncle of Mrs. Halbrugger and Mrs. Herold. [Buffalo County Republican (Fountain City, Wis) Thursday, December 10, 1936 Contributed by Genealogy Trails Staff]

MONDOVI, Wis., May 20. – The 12-year-old son of Casper Jenson, who resides near E leva, accidentally blew his 8-year-old sister’s head off with a shotgun. Their pa rents were aware that they took down the gun to shoot a crow.[Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Tuesday, 21 May 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Margaret Kern
Miss Margaret Kern, an early settler of Fountain City, dropped dead yesterday. She was on her way to church. [The Milwaukee Journal, 23 Dec 1897]

Edward Lees
ALMA, Wis., Nov. 8. – Edward Lees, father of Senator Lees, and one of the most prom inent pioneers of Buffalo county, died at his home in Gilmanton, aged 74. He came to Wisconsin in 1848.[Aberdeen Daily News SD (8 Nov. 1893) transcribed by MZ]

P. C. Legere
MONDOVI, Wis., July 24. – Word was received in this city this morning that P. C. Le gere, one of the oldest settlers in this city, was killed by lightning at Minot, N.D., yesterday. Mr. Legere was the father of Mrs. W. H. Smith, of this city. Mr. Smith is the editor and proprietor of the Mondovi Herald of this city. [Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Thursday, 25 July 1907; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Edward Lehman
Husband's Death Follows Close Upon Wife's Demise.
Benj. Schroeder received a telgram today notifying him that his brother-in-law, Edw. Lehman died today at Alma, Wis., from influenza and pneumonia.  Mr. Schroeder had just returned from Alma, where he went to attend his sister's funeral, but left his brother-in-law feeling much better.  The case is an exceedingly sad one, inasmuch as a small son, 8 years of age, is bereft of both father and mother in less than a week.  [The Ward County independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 23 Jan. 1919; Sub by G.T.]

Mrs. Edward Lehman
Benj. Schroeder, who is connected with the Humphreys linotype plant in this city as machine operator, was called to his former home, Alma, Wis., Saturday by a telegram notifying him that his sister, Mrs. Edw. Lehman had passed away from influenza and pneumonia that morning after an illness of less than a week. Mr. Schroeder arrived at Alma Sunday 1 pm, in time for the funeral which owing to the disease was held under certain restrictions. The remains were placed before a window in the home, where hundreds of friends viewed them. The four brothers acted as pallbearers and the remains were laid tenderly to rest in the beautiful cemetery in that quaint Wisconsin town. Mrs. Lehman was 27 years of age and is survived by her husband, who is seriously ill from influenza, and four brothers and two sisters. One of the brothers had but recently returned from France, where he had seen service. Alma is a little city of about a thousand inhabitants and there are sixty cases of influenza in the town at present. [The Ward County independent. (Minot, Ward County, N.D.), 23 Jan. 1919; Sub by G.T.]

James Maloney
James Maloney, one of the oldest residents in Buffalo county, died on Wednesday, aged 89.[Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) Friday, 23 Nov. 1888; transcribed by FoFG mz]

Mrs. Mainhill
Mrs. Mainhill, of Buffalo county, Wis., died recently of leprosy. [Abilene Weekly Reflector. (Abilene, Kan.), 02 July 1891, Sub by KT]

William Ulrich
William Ulrich, Formerly Prominent Here, Dies
William Ulrich, formerly a prominent business man in Fountain City and Alma, passed away at San Bernardino, Calif., at the age of 82.  Mr. Ulrich was the owner of the old Concordia hall at Fountain City, and also owned and operated the Alma Brewery. He lived in the West since 1920, when his wife died. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Fred Herr, Bristol, S.D.; two sons, Darwin and George at Alma; two sisters, Mrs. S. N. Knudson, Pomona Calif.; Mrs. George Sexauer, Brookings, S.D., and seven grandchildren. A son and daughter, Waldemar and Stella (Mrs. Randall Frownfelter), preceded him in death. The body was brought to Alma for burial.  [Buffalo County Republican (Fountain City, Wis) Thursday, December 10, 1936 Contributed by Genealogy Trails Staff]

John Ryan
Loyal – John Ryan, 82, a resident of Loyal since the fall of 1918, died at 1:30 p.m. yesterday at his home, the result of old age complications. The body is lying in state at the Loyal Funeral Home, where the Holy Name Society of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, of which he was a member, will conduct a rosary service Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock. Due to the pastor, the Rev. Aloys Zinthefer, being out of the city, the time of the funeral has been set tentatively for Thursday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Internment will be made in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Ryan was born in Buffalo, Wis., Feb. 5, 1864, and lived in Southern Wisconsin until after his marriage to Lucy McGrath at Waupun June 8, 1897. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan lived at South Randolph and Cambria until coming to a farm 1 mile north of Loyal, in the fall of 1918. They continued to make their home there until the present time. Surviving besides his wife are 12 children, Mrs. Anton (Grace) Klimmer and Mrs. Edward (Nellie) Searvogel, both of Loyal; James Ryan, Randolph; Charles Ryan, Fox Lake; William Ryan, Elroy; Mrs. Arthur (Margaret) Searvogel, Randolph; Mrs. Bernard (Rosetta) Beaver and Mrs. Henry (LaVerne) Degenhardt, both of Loyal, and Henry, Gladys, and Nora Ryan and Mrs. Wilder (Isabel) Kennow, all at home. Also surviving are 35 grandchildren and a sister, Miss Mary Ann Ryan, Fox Lake. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death. [Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 5 Mar. 1946; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by MZ]

Lawrence Ryan
Loyal – Lawrence Ryan, 73, Loyal, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal, with the Rev. Chester Osowski officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Duane Stutte, James Miller, Ronald Hoeser, Leonard Denk, Tom Lindner and Duane Poehnelt. Visitation will be at Rinka Funeral Home, Loyal, from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday. A Parish Council of Catholic Women rosary service will be at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday followed by a prayer service at 7:30, both at the funeral home.
He was born Jan. 19, 1916, in the town of Scott, Columbia County, to the late John and Lucy (McGrath) Ryan. He attended St. Anthony’s Parochial School and was a 1934 gra duate of Loyal High School. He farmed until 1981. He then worked at O. W. Trinidal Co., Loyal, and also briefly at U.B.C. Lumber Co., Loyal. He had been a resident of the Loyal area since 1918.
He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by four sisters, Gladys Ryan of Loyal, Mrs. Isabelle Kennow of Marshfield, Mrs. Rosetta Beaver of Neillsville and Mrs. Grace Klimmer of Stevens Point.
He was also predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. [Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Monday, 15 Jan. 1990; contributed by Ron Flink & transcribed by MZ]

Ida Trenkley
Two Young Ladies Drowned
Old Monroe, Mo., Jan 22 - News has reached here of the drowning of two young ladies in the Mississippi near Sterling. Miss Mollie Rogers of Calhoun county, Ills., and Ida Trenkley of Cockran, Wis., employes of a government boat, in company with Frank Phillips, crossed the ice to attend a dance at the Troy club house. On their return the ice broke and all went down. Phillips alone succeed in getting out. The bodies of the young ladies were recoved and shipped to their homes. Miss Rogers was 17 years old and Miss Trenkley was 15. [Rock Island Argus(Rock Island, Ill.), January 22, 1895, Page 6; Sub. by G.T.]

August Wald
Alma, Wis., Aug. 25. – While working with a threshing crew in the town of Alma yesterday, August Wald, about 24 years old fell from the machine, his head striking the cylinder. He died shortly after. He was a brother-in-law of Editor Gans of the Journal.[Source: Minneapolis Journal (MN) Thursday, 25 Aug. 1898; transcribed by FoFG mz]


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