Obit: Tesmer, Charles H. (1849 - 1929)

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----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Wis.) 07/18/1929

Tesmer, Charles H. (21 DEC 1849 - 10 JUL 1929)

Charles H. Tesmer, a resident of Colby, Wis. for thirty-eight years and assessor for the city of Colby for twenty years, passed on to the Great Beyond at the Marshfield Hospital Wednesday evening, July 10, 1929, following an operation for a tumor. He had been ill three and one-half weeks. Funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran Church Saturday afternoon, July 13, Rev. A. Kirchhoefer officiating, and interment was made in the Colby Cemetery.

The deceased was born in West Prussia, Germany, Dec. 21, 1849, thus reaching the age of 79 years, 6 months and 19 days. He came to this country when seventeen years of age and lived in Dodge County, Wis. until 1891, when he came to Colby and lived here ever since. He was married to Miss Anna Kading at Watertown in Oct. 1880. Six children were born to this union, five of who are still living. One son died in 1894 when four years of age. His wife preceded him in death on May 18 of this year.

He was a carpenter by trade and a faithful member of the Zion Lutheran Church. He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be sadly missed by the surviving sons and daughters. His outspoken honesty had won many friends for him in Colby and the fairness he practiced at the hard task of assessing won the confidence of the voters who continually re-elected him.

The surviving sons and daughters are George Tesmer, Colby; Wm. Tesmer, Wausau; Charles Tesmer, Kohler; Mrs. Fred C. Lueloff, Colby; Mrs. Harry Wescott, Colby.

Those from out of town here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Luekow, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kohls, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lambie, Crandon; Mr. and Mrs. Herb Patterson, Crandon; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Hanson, Cadott, Mr. and Mrs. John Olson, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. George Lambie, Crandon; Leo Hoppe, Wausau.



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