Obit: Kessler, George (1838 - 1893)
Surnames: KESSLER ENGLEDINGER
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/26/1893
Kessler, George (JUN 1838 - 24 JAN 1893)
Died, at his residence in the town of Colby, Clark Co., Wis., Jan. 24th, 1893, George Kessler, aged 54 years and 7 months.
George Kessler was born in Jefferson Co., N.Y., where he resided till he came to Wisconsin in 1848. He was married at Manitowoc July 11th, 1866 to Elizabeth Engledinger and moved to Brown County soon after, where he resided till he moved to Colby in May 1886. He leaves a wife and five children, he was a good husband and kind father, and during his residence among us he won the respect and esteem of all.
Comrade Kessler enlisted Aug. 12, 1862 in Co. D. 27th Infantry, Capt. Joseph Rankin, and served till the close of the war, having been mustered out Sept. 20th, 1865; he was taken prisoner at Jenken’s Ferry, Ark., and served in the rebel prisons fifteen months, where he contracted disease, which shortened his life, the comrade was a member of the I. N. Earl Post, G. A. R. and has filled the offices of Sergeant Major and Office of the Guard and stood well in the estimation of all his comrades. He will be buried from St. Killian’s Catholic Church, Saturday, Jan. 28th, 1893, at 11 a.m., Rev. Father Weikmann officiating, under the auspices of the I. N. Earl Post, no 112.
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