Obit: Schwantes, August (1874 - 1936)

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Surnames: Schwantes, Kammers, Manthe, Greeler, Pockat, Bruss, Naedler, Stapel

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 21 Sep 1936

Schwantes, August (9 Dec. 1874 - 20 Sept. 1936)

Spencer, Wis. - Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church for August Schwantes, who died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 12:30 a.m. Sunday at his farm home four miles east of Spencer, in the town of Brighton. The Rev. A. C. Stapel will officiate, and burial will be made in the North cemetery. A service at 1:30 p.m. will be held at home.

August Schwantes was born Dec. 9, 1874, at Mayville, Wis. For the past 40 years, he farmed in this vicinity, with the exception of about six years when he resided in the village of Spencer. On June 16, 1898, he was married to Miss Helen A. Cammers.

Surviving him besides his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Laura Manthe, Mrs. Myrtle Greeler, and two sons, Emil and Alvin, all of Spencer, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Ida Pockat and Mrs. Anna Pockat, Marion; Mrs. Amelia Bruss, Colby; and Mrs. Minnie Greeler, Neillsville; one step-sister, Mrs. William Naedler, Granton; and three brothers, William, Colby; Otto, Clintonville; and Herman, Spencer; and three half brothers, Arthur, Minneapolis; Harry, New York; and Roy, Madison. One son preceded him in death.

1910 Federal Census, Brighton, Marathon, Wisconsin, family number: 96, page # 7

August Schwantes, white, married, male
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany

Household Members
self August Schwantes M 35y Wisconsin
wife Helen Schwantes F 31y Wisconsin
dau Laura L Schwantes F 9y Wisconsin
son Amil F Schwantes M 8y Wisconsin
son Eloin O Schwantes M 6y Wisconsin
dau Myrtle D Schwantes F 4y Wisconsin

1930 Federal Census, Spencer, Marathon, Wisconsin, enumeration district number: 0050, family number: 69, sheet number and letter: 3A, line # 45

August Schwantes, white, married, male
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany

Household Members
head August Schwantes M 55 Wisconsin
wife Hellen Schwantes F 51 Wisconsin



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