Obit: Sill, Fred (1847 - 1926)

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----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 03/25/1926

Sill, Fred (31 JUL 1847 - 19 MAR 1926)

Last Friday morning, Fred Sill, one of Colby's earliest settlers, passed away at the age of 79 years, 8 months and 19 days. His mortal remains were laid to rest in the Colby Cemetery last Monday afternoon, Rev. Kirchhoeffer officiating.

Mr. Sill was born July 31, 1847, in Stolp, Germany, and in 1872 was married to Wilhelmine Teil, with whom he lived 53 years. In 1880 they came to America, settling at Colby, Wis., where they lived ever since. Mr. Sill's wife died last June, 85 years old, after an illness lasting thirteen years. The following children died before their parents: Karl and Ernestine (first wife of Wm. Kowalk) and Paul. Those still living are Frank Sill of this city, and Louis Sill of Chippewa Falls, and ten grandchildren.

Mr. Fred Sill was a true Christian in the right sense of the word and loved his church and God's Holy Word from his youth up. He is now awaiting the resurrection unto eternal life.



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