Obit: Schumann, August (1853 - 1929)

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----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 03/21/1929

Schumann, August (30 OCT 1853 - 13 MAR 1929)

August H. A. Schumann, one of the early settlers of the town of Colby, Clark County, Wis., died suddenly March 13, 1929, after an illness of two weeks, anemic coma being the cause of his departure to the distant shore. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17th at Green Grove Lutheran Church, Rev. Goetsch officiating, and interment was made in the Green Grove Cemetery.

The deceased was born Oct. 30, 1853 in Gr. Raddow, Province Pommern, Germany, thus reaching the age of 75 years, 4 months and 13 days. He came to the U. S. in 1879 and lived in Dodge Co., Wis. until 1882, when he moved to the town of Colby, where he settled on a piece of land, which still was a forest, and by hard work and privations, built a splendid farm. He was married to Bertha Laux, who still survives him, May 6, 1884, in the town of Herman, Sheboygan co., to which union six children were born, three of who are still living, namely: Mrs. Otto Dins, Fred Schumann and Mrs. Edwin Frome, all of Colby, Wis.

The out of town people here for the funeral were Miss Emily Giese, Medford, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. David Laux and Mr. Peter Laux of Kiel, Wis.; Mrs. Herman Gosse and Mrs. Henry Bender, Sheboygan; Mrs. Wm. Olm, Cleveland, Wis.; Mrs. Charlie Olm, Marshfield.

Mr. Schumann was a faithful member of the Green Grove Lutheran Church, being a church elder, and also performed different duties of the congregation for a number of years. He also acted as supervisor for the town of Colby for a number of terms. He was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character and had the respect and esteem of a wide circle of friends.



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