Obit: Hein, John (1840 -1925)
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Surnames: Hein, Weber,
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 08/13/1925
Hein, John (1840 - 6 August 1925)
JOHN HEIN, SR. IS BURIED HERE
Ladysmith John Hein, 85, pioneer lumber and cooperage manufacturer, died Thursday at his home at Tony, east of here. Born in Germany in 1840, he came to this country in 1853 and located in Dodge county with his parents. Later on he was in business at Wrightstown and Greenleaf and in 1885 moved to Neillsville, where he engaged in the cooperage business for many years. In 1897 he moved his cooperage factories to what is now Tony and was one of the pioneers in Rusk County. Milwaukee Journal.
Mr. Hein will be well remembered by many of the older residents here and in this vicinity. His big stave and heading plant and yards were situated on the grounds east of where the canning factory now stands, and he also had another large plant at Heintown in York, also a general store in the Northern States Power Co. building next to the power plant. He dealt with hundreds of the settlers in this region and had a reputation for fair dealing and honesty.
He leaves three sons: Tony at Grand Rapids, Minnesota; Frank at Ladysmith and John in Arkansas; and two daughters, Frances and Clara at home in Tony. The remains were brought here for burial Monday, accompanied by all the children. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church Monday morning in Tony, and burial services held at the cemetery here in the afternoon, Rev. P. Weber officiating here.
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