Ernest (1872 - 1909)
Surnames: SCHROEDER WILKE CARTER
----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 07/22/1909
Schroeder, Ernest (11 Oct 1872 - 17 Jul 1909)
Saturday afternoon, July 17, 1909, Ernest Schroeder of the town of Washburn, Clark County, was killed while unloading hay at his mother’s barn across the road from his own home. The details of the accident are not exactly known. He had set the hay fork which was being pulled up in the usual way with a team. It is supposed that the fork being deeply set, pulled on the whole load, rolling Mr. Schroeder of the back end. A pitch fork on the load slid off, tines upward, and it is presumed that he fell upon the tines, one of which pierced his side near the heart. He died in a few moments. A physician was immediately summoned, but life was extinct.
Deceased was born in Germany and was 36 years, 9 months and 6 days old. He came to this country about twenty-five years ago, and the town of Washburn has been his home ever since. A year ago in June he was married to Miss Clara Carter, who survives him. He leaves also an aged mother, three brothers, Otto, Gottlieb and Edward, and one sister, Mrs. Amelia Wilke, who lives in Montana. He was a man of uprightness and honesty, a good citizen in every way. The keenest sympathy is felt for his breaved relatives, especially his wife and mother.
The funeral was held at Shortville Church Tuesday, Rev. N.F. Chapman officiating. Burial took place in Neillsville Cemetery.
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