Obit: Hemmersbach, Peter (1850 - 1937)

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----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Wis.) 07/15/1937

Hemmersbach, Peter (27 Dec 1850 - 12 Jul 1937)

Peter Hemmersbach, 87, passed away at the home of his son, Frank, 5 miles north of Greenwood, Clark County, at 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 12, 1937. The cause of death was old age.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Thursday morning at 9:00. The body will be taken to St. Mary’s Ridge on Friday for burial. Rev. J.J. Novak will officiate.

Deceased is survived by four sons and four daughters. His wife and one son preceded him in death. He came here from Norwalk four years ago to make his home with his son Frank.

(Follow on Obit in 7/22/1937 Gleaner)

Peter Hemmersbach was born in Cologne, Germany Dec. 27, 1850 and came to America with his parents when 12 years of age and settled at St. Mary’s Ridge, Monroe Co. He passed away at the home of his son Frank in the town of Warner, Monday, July 12, 1937, having reached the ripe old aged of 87 years and 7 months. The cause of his death was old age and heart failure.

On Sept. 29, 1871 he was united in marriage to Anna Marie Schieffer at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at St. Mary’s Ridge. Mrs. Hemmersbach preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Hemmersbach made his home with his son Frank in this community for the past five years.

There are eight surviving children: John of Granton; Agnes of Chicago, Ill.; Henry, address unknown; Peter of Norwalk, Wis.; Margaret (Mrs. Suhr) of Cashton; Frank of Greenwood; Anna (Mrs. Paul J. Schoenfelder) of Parkston, S.D.; and Celia (Mrs. Henry Robb?) of Cudworth, Sack, Canada. He is also survived by 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A Requiem High Mass was read at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenwood at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 1937, Rev. Father J.J. Novak officiated. The body was taken to St. Mary’s Ridge, where on Friday, July 16, 1937, a Requiem Mass was said by Father Baer. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery there.



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