Obit: Schield, John Sr. (1842 - 1924)
Surnames: SCHIELD SPARTZ GENGLER WEINERT WAGNER EMMER DENGEL FREIBURGER
----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 02/14/1924
Schield, John Sr. (26 MAY 1842 - 1 FEB 1924)
News reached here on the death of John Schield Sr. on Feb. 1, 1924 at the home of his son Peter in Kewaskum. Death was caused by the infirmities of old age. He was born in Prussia, Germany on May 26, 1842. At the age of four years he immigrated with his parents to this country and settled on a farm near Nenno, Washington. Co. On Feb. 19, 1867 he was married to Anna Spartz, the ceremony being performed at the S. S. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church near Nenno.
After their marriage they settled at Newburg, Mr. Schield being engaged in the wagon-making business until 38 years ago, when they moved onto a farm in the town of Saukville. There they lived until 11 years ago, when they moved to the town of Wayne, where they also owned a farm. Ten years ago they retired from the activities on the farm and since spent their declining years at the home of their son Peter at Wayne. The couple celebrated their golden wedding seven years ago. Mrs. Schield preceded her husband in death June 2, 1921. Eleven children were born to them, three of them preceding their father in death, namely, Mrs. Mike Gengler, Mrs. Jake Weinert and Catherine. Those surviving are Nicholas, Joseph and Frank of Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., John of the town of Saukville, Anna (Mrs. John Wagner) of the town of Trenton, Mary, (Mrs. James Emmer) and Peter of Wayne, and Edward of Kewaskum. Besides the children named he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Dengel of Campbellsport and Mrs. Agnes Freiburger of New London, and twenty-seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday at 10 a.m. under the auspices of the Catholic Church at Newburg, a solemn Requiem Mass being read by Rev. Bertram. Burial was made in the Catholic Cemetery at Newburg.
To the bereaved children we extend our sympathy.
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