Obit: Andrews, Steven M. (1828-1901)





----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 9/20/1901

Andrews, Steven M. (1828-1901)


The death angel has called one of Greenwood's pioneers and most respected citizens to rest. Steven M. Andrews died at his home late Saturday evening last, after a gradual failing as a result of asthma with which he had suffered for years. To the end he was cheerful and enjoyed seeing any who called on him, though at times he was so weak that it was impossible to say more than a few words without exhaustion.

"Uncle Steve," as deceased was known to nearly every body in this part of the county, was born near Ottawa, Canada, on June 14, 1828. In 1868 he came with his family to Wisconsin, settling for two years in Juneau county from which he came to Greenwood and located, his house being the first built in the town. Here he has been chiefly engaged in farming. As a citizen he was patriotic, faithful to every duty laid upon him, whether in school or town matters.

On September 2, 1851, Mr. Andrews was married to Miss Harriet Campbell and to his worthy couple were born ten children, eight of whom live to mourn, with their mother the loss of a good father and loving husband. Besides these deceased leaves a sister, "Aunt Jane" Edmonds and two brothers, "Uncle George," also of this place and a brother living in Colorado.

The funeral occurred Tuesday afternoon form the M.E. church of which he was a loyal member. The services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. E. Kloster, assisted by Rev. W. T. Hendren. At the grave the exercises were conducted by the Odd Fellows to which order deceased belonged. In keeping with deceased's appreciation of things beautiful the floral decorations at the church, as well as at the grave, were abundant and beautiful. The pall bearers were Paul Rossman, Robert McCalvy, Ed Romaine, Elias Peterson, W. H. Mead and Frank Zetsche.

All the children were present at the funeral, though Mrs. Dudley Andrews of Tomahawk was unable to be present on account of sickness at home. Many of the old settlers from the surrounding country were present and the church was crowded to its utmost capacity, many being unable to gain admittance.

While there is sadness at the loss of a loved one and so congenial a citizen, yet 'tis better for him who has fulfilled his years and laid down his burden, for he now finds rest and peace.




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