Bio: Opferkuch, Charles (Bird Hunter - 1939)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Hamilton, Learn, Opferkuch
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 9/31/2014
Originally published in the Star News, October 5, 1939
That Charles Opferkuch, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Opferkuch of Hannibal is the youngest hunter to bag is bird during this hunting season in Taylor county is the belief of Mrs. H. Learn, Star News correspondent from Hannibal.
Charles did not use a gun but caught his bird empty-handed.
Here is the story as related by Mrs. Learn:
A partridge was frightened by some hunters and flew in an open doorway of a log workshop. The bird flew from one window to another until Charles caught it by the tail.
The bird was a fine one, and was stewed and served for supper to Charles and his older brother John, who is five.
The boys said it taste good; and Charles promises to be a real hunter when he gets big.
Note: From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, Charles was the son of Phillip Andrew and Eunice Laura (Hamilton) Opferkuch. He was born 29 Jan 1935 and passed away 12 Dec 1997.
Both Charles and his brother John, born are interred at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Jump River, Taylor County, Wisconsin.
John P. Opferkuch was born in 1933, and passed away on 6 Feb 1957.
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