Obit: Andrus, H.B.J. (? - 1913)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 11/20/1913

Andrus, H.B.J. (? - 15 Nov 1913)

A telegram to friends here announced the death of H.B.J. Andrus at Wenatchee, Wash., Nov. 15, 1913. Mr. Andrus had been in very poor health from anemia for several years, and although he was reported a little better recently, no hopes for his final recovery were entertained. Mr. Andrus was born and brought up in Sheboygan Co. He came here (Neillsville, Clark County) fourteen years ago and established a creamery west of the river which grew in prosperity and patronage until it was burned about six years ago. He then established the creamery in the city and ran it for some time, but the disastrous fire and keen competition had so crippled his resources that he had to go out of business. Mr. Andrus was nevertheless the father of the dairy industry in this locality, and he did much to promote and build it up. He was a man of high ideals and character. The writer knew him intimately and felt the deepest sympathy for him in his sickness and misfortunes. He was a graduate of Waldo High School and was a gentleman of educated tastes and ambitions. Mr. Andrus was married in 1894 to Miss Ethel Caldwell, who survives him. He leaves also four children: Vera, Dorothy, Kenneth and Laura. To the bereaved family is offered the sympathy of many Neillsville friends.

The remains will be sent to Seattle for cremation and his ashes sent back to be deposited in the family lot in Sheboygan County.



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