Obit: Riedel, August George (1848 - 1942)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Riedel, Yankee, Crevecour, Lautenbach, Longenecker, Wall, Schultz, Keuhn

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 23 April 1942

Riedel, August George (18 Jan. 1848 - 17 April 1942)

August George Riedel, was born January 18, 1848, at Breslau, Germany. He came to America with his parents, George and Elizabeth Riedel, in 1855, settling in Milwaukee. In 1868, Mr. Riedel came to Central Wisconsin, locating on a farm in the Mapleworks community.

In February, 1875, he was married to Rose Yankee who died a year later. In March of 1878 he was again married, to Charlotte Crevecout. They made their home in town of Grant where he passed away early Friday morning, April 17, at the age of 94 years, two months and 29 days.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Rose Lautenbach, and two sons, Arthur and Theodore, and by eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. His wife and four sons preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating.

Six grandsons acted as pallbearers, namely: Louie Lautenbach, Victor Lautenbach, Fred Wall, Helmuth Schutlz, and Harold Kuehn, Neillsville, and Harold Riedel, Marshfield. The three granddaughters, Mrs. Fred Wall, Mrs. Helmuth Schultz and Mrs. Harry Kuehn, carried the flowers.

Bio: Riedel, August George (1848 - 1942)


August Riedel, Pioneer of Granton


----Source: Greenwood Public Library, original copy owned by Jean Rolstad

August Riedel, was born Jan. 18, 1848, in Breslau, Germany, came to America in 1855 with his parents, George and Elizabeth Riedel, who settled in Milwaukee. Two years later, they moved to Horn's Corners, about 20 miles north of the city, and in 1868, came to Central Wisconsin, locating on a farm in the Mapleworks community.

In February, 1875, August married Rose Yankee, and a year later, she died during childbirth. In March, 1878, he married Charlotte Crevecour. They made their home on the same farm to which the George Riedels came in 1868, and here they reared their family of five sons and one daughter.



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