Obit: Pribnow, John F. (1871 - 1957)

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Surnames: Pribnow, Grosshuesch, Tesmer, Eggebrecht, Miller, Hansohn, Simms, Blanchard, Potts, Johnson, Pratt, Schreiber, Bauer, Orth, Fricke, Larson, Mueller, Thieme, Horn, Olson, Emling

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/07/1957

Pribnow, John F. (9 Feb. 1871 - 5 Feb. 1957)

John F. Pribnow died at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 27 days Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, at 1:30, old age complications of six months duration being the cause of his death. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, at the First Evangelical and Reformed church in Colby, Wis., Rev. V. O. Grosshuesch officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery.

Mr. Pribnow was born in New London, Wis., on February 9th, 1871, and moved to this locality in 1874. He was married in Colby, Wisconsin on August 15, 1894, to Louise Tesmer who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were one son and one daughter who died in infancy.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Irvin Eggebrecht of Colby; one son, John C. Pribnow of Loyal; two grand children, Mrs. Wave Glee Miller of Unity and John W. Pribnow of Loyal; five great grand children; one half brother, Edgard Hansohn of Coos Bay, Oregon.

Mr. Pribnow attended the first high school in Colby in the old city hall, now torn down, with J. F. Simms as principal. Later he clerked in the H. J. Blanchard and A. R. Potts stores.

After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Pribnow lived on a farm east of Colby for about five years and then he went to work as bookkeeper and scaler for the Colby Stave and Heading Company, moving to Park Falls with them in 1906. Two years later, he moved back to Colby and he and R. B. Johnson bought the general store of W. C. Pratt which was located on the corner where the Kriplean Bros. garage now stands.

In 1922, having disposed of the store, he went to work for the Central Canning Company as bookkeeper and later he managed the canning factory for Libby, McNeill & Libby. He retired in 1937.

Mr. Pribnow served as alderman, assessor and city treasurer for the city of Colby at various times. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and was well known for his friendly and industrious disposition and as a man who always endeavored to perform his duties honestly and well.

The body is lying in state at the Lulloff Funeral Home.

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/14/1957

Funeral services for John F. Pribnow, whose death was reported last week, were conducted in the First Evangelical and Reformed church Friday afternoon, Rev. V. O. Grosshuesch officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery. Hymns (***words missing, typos) and Penny Schreiber, accompanied by Miss Rena Bauer. Pall bearers were Bernard Tesmer, Robert Tesmer, Milford Tesmer, Norman Orth, Conrad Orth, Jr., and Paul Fricke.

Out of town relatives and friends here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tesmer of Neillville, Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Tesmer of Chili, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tesmer, Mr. and Mrs. Milford Tesmer, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Larson, Mrs. Henry Mueller, Mrs. Louise Thieme of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Horn of Greenwood, Miss Laura Olson of Abbotsford, Mrs. Charles Emling of Lake Bluff, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. *** Note: The remainder of this article was missing.