Obit: Schwarz, Joseph (1866 - 1940)
Contact: Ken Wood
Surnames: SCHWARZ DIERCKS ROSSMAN SCHOLZE
----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 03/20/1940; P 9
Schwarz, Joseph (2 SEP 1866 - 13 MAR 1940)
Greenwood, Clark County, Wis. - Funeral services for Joseph Schwarz, 73, who died Wednesday afternoon, March 13, 1940, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rossman, were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Rossman home and at the United Lutheran Church.
The Rev. Mr. Nagel Schofield, one of Mr. Schwarz's former pastors, and the Rev. A. E. Norson, officiated at the rites. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Otto, Carl and Louis Wetzel, Walter Durst, Oliver Windom, and A. E. Preiler. Flower girls were Vera, Erna and Marie Diercks, Neillsville, grandnieces of Mr. Schwarz.
Mr. Schwarz, who was born in Bohemia Sept. 2, 1866, had come to America with an older brother and several friends when he was 11 years old, settling in Manitowoc Co. In 1883 he visited his parents in Germany, and two years later began work on the railroad in Washburn Co.
He was married in 1887 to Johanna Diercks, and in 1905 they moved to a farm in the Town of Warner, Clark County, 5 1/2 miles northeast of Greenwood. Mrs. Schwarz died Nov. 11, 1935, and since that time he made his home with his daughter.
Surviving relatives are an only daughter, Mrs. Roy (Anna) Rossman, Greenwood; a brother, John Schwarz, Manitowoc; and a sister, Mrs. Ernestine Scholze, Germany. A son and daughter died in infancy.
Those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Buhrn, Gardner, N.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Haack, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. William Edens, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. Ervin VanderBerg, Abraham VanderBerg, Arthur Diercks, Mr. and Mrs. William Diercks and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Schultz and Mr. and Mrs. Wellen Hartson, all of Neillsville.
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