Obit: Gorsegner, Christ G. (1851 - 1924)

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----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 01/17/1924

Gorsegner, Christ G. (29 AUG 1851 - 7 JAN 1924)

Death claimed one of our oldest settlers, when on Jan. 7th, 1923 Christ Gorsegner passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital at Chippewa Falls. He had taken ill on the preceding Thursday and taken to the hospital the same day, but the best medical skill and the prayers of his children were in vain. His Lord and Savior took him home.

Christ Gottlieb Gorsegner was born in Wisen Sea, Schlasien, Germany on Aug. 29, 1851, where he grew to manhood. In 1871 he immigrated to the U. S., landing at New York. A few weeks later he came to Wisconsin, where he followed the trade of lumber grader in different parts of the state. In 1882 he moved to Kansas, remaining two years. On Oct. 4th, 1884 he was united in marriage to Marie Teuke at Marshfield, Wis., who preceded him in death ten years ago. To them were born twelve children, two dying in infancy. They settled at Eau Claire. In 1885 they moved to Thorp, Clark County, Wis. and settled on the farm he occupied until his death. He was one of our pioneer citizens and will be greatly missed in the community. He leaves to mourn, six sons and four daughters: Fred of Newark, N.J., Chris of Stanley, Mrs. Wm. Wnukowski of Mispah, Mont., Mrs. Albert Buss of Thorp, Mrs. Herman Doege Jr. of Withee, William, Gustav, Carl, Elsie and Emil of Thorp, an aged brother Wm. Gorsegner Sr. of Milwaukee and seventeen grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Reseburg, Rev. A. C. Stapel officiating, interment following in the Reseberg (Sylvan) Cemetery.



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