Obit: Decker, George William (1883 - 1922)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Decker, Henk, Stroota, Grisbach

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 13 Apr 1922

Decker, Geo. (30 Jun 1883 - 3 Apr 1922)


Geo. Decker (34 yrs. of age), cheese maker living one and one-half miles west of Dorchester, hung himself early Tuesday morning, no one seems to be able to give any reason for his act as he was in Dorchester Monday afternoon, as happy as usual. --Colby Phonograph.

*George Wm. Decker is buried in the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery, Clark Co., Wisconsin

Biographical Information

Military Record, 1917-1918 Draft Registration, Clark County, Wisconsin, United States (12 Sep 1918)


George William Decker, Dorchester, Wis. Farmer
Gender: Male, medium height and build, gray eyes, dark brown hair
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1883
Birthplace: Wisconsin, United States
Nationality: United States

Nearest Relative: Mrs. Clara Decker


1900 Federal Census, Center township, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States, District: 78, Household 204, line 73


George Decker, white single 17 yr. old male
Birth Date: Jun 1883
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Household Members
Head John Grisbach M 26 Wisconsin
Wife Sopha Grisbach F 24 Wisconsin
Daughter Merce Grisbach F 0 Wisconsin
Brother Henry Grisbach M 23 Wisconsin
Sister-in-law Annie Grisbach F 22 Wisconsin
Laborer George Decker M 17 Wisconsin


1920 Federal Census, Dorchester, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, District: 16, line 59, family 113


George Decker, white, married 36 yr. old male
Can Read and Write
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace: Belgium
Mother's Birthplace: Belgium 
Household Members
Head George Decker M 36 Wisconsin
Wife Clara Decker F 34 Wisconsin
Daughter Rosalind Decker F 7 Wisconsin
Son Adelbert Decker M 6 Wisconsin
Son Myron Decker M 4 Wisconsin
Daughter Margarete Decker F 3 Wisconsin
Son Benhard Decker M 1 Wisconsin


1930 Federal Census, Dorchester, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, District 8, Line 31, Family 68


Clara E Decker, 44 yr. old white widowed female
Head of Household
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1886
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Household Members
Head Clara E Decker F 44 Wisconsin
Daughter Roslind Decker F 17 Wisconsin
Son Adelbert Decker M 16 Wisconsin
Son Myron Decker M 14 Wisconsin
Daughter Margaret Decker F 13 Wisconsin
Son Bernard Decker M 11 Wisconsin
Daughter Delores Decker F 9 Wisconsin


1940 Federal Census, Dorchester, Dorchester Village, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, District: 10-8, Line 19, Family 75


Margaret K Stroota, white widowed 76 yr. old female
Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Germany
Last Place of Residence: Rural, Clark, Wisconsin 

Household Members
Head Margaret K Stroota F 76 (1864) Germany
Daughter Clara E. Decker F 54 Wisconsin, *Clara married George Decker.
Daughter Roselind H Stroota F 52 Wisconsin
Brother Kasper Henk M 83 Germany
Granddaughter Delores K Decker F 19 Wisconsin


Obit: Decker, Clara E. Stroota (1885 - 1972)


----Source: Social Security Death Record


        Clara E. (Stroota) Decker, 1902


Clara Decker
Birth Date: 8 September 1885
Social Security Number: 392-52-5252
State: Wisconsin
Last Place of Residence: Dorchester, Clark, Wisconsin
Previous Residence Postal Code: 54425
Event Date: January 1972 (20 Jan 1972)
Age: 87

*Clara E. (Stroota) Decker is buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Colby, Wisconsin along with her daughter, Roslind Decker (10 Augl 1912 - 2 Oct 2003) who married Michael Didier 17 Augl 1957 in Genesee Depot, Wis.  Her husband died 14 Feb 1970 and she was buried with her mother using her maiden name, "Decker".



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