Albert #2 (1863 - 1931)
Surnames: STROOTA LACHNIT READING LYONS KRAUS ALLAR STEINWAND FRANE WILL NIGGEMANN KESLER MEYERS JACKSON HOEFT SKERVIN MESKE WEHRMANN STREBE SYBEBELDEN SCHEIBE STREBE SCHEFSICK STERZINGER ZILLMANN ANDREWS FRANZ FIRNSTAHL HENK DECKER KEENE DAVIS GRASSE SUECO BODEMAN HEBING KROENWETTER HEIDEN JACOBI KNOENER WIRTH MERGET JACOBY YOUNG JOHNSON FOX SMALL
----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 29 Oct 1931
Stroota, Albert #2 (9 Nov. 1863 - 23 Oct. 1931)
Albert Stroota, one of the widest known pioneers and a resident of the city of Colby the past year, died of organic heart disease at 3:10 o’clock Friday afternoon at his home in Colby after an illness of two days. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9:30 A. M., Rev. H. Lachnit officiating, assisted by Rev. Wm. Reading of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., who delivered the last address, which was a beautiful tribute to the life of the deceased, who was loved by every one who knew him. The funeral procession was led by eighteen honorary pall bearers, Mayor James E. Lyons leading the procession from the home to St. Mary’s church. The pall bearers were C. J. Kraus, J. E. Allar, A. M. Steinwand, Victor Frane, Wm. Will, Jr., and Conrad Niggemann. The honorary pall bearers were Mayor James E. Lyons, Chas. Kesler, Wm. Will, Sr., Gust Meyers, Walter Jackson, Theodore Hoeft, Gustave Hoeft, Sr., Nick Skervin, Fred Meske, Sr., Theodore Wehrmann, Gustave Strebe, Edward Sybelden, Edwin Scheibe, John Schefsick, Joe Sterzinger, Edward Zillmann, McK. Andrews, Matt Allar, Sr., Gustav Franz, Paul Firnstahl.
The deceased was born November 9th, 1863, at Ostburg, Wis., thus reaching the age of sixty-seven years, eleven months and fourteen days. He grew to manhood in the community where he was born. He was married to Margaret Henk at Alma Center, Wis., on November 18, 1884, which union was blessed with five children.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Stroota, and his five children, Mrs. Clara Decker of Dorchester, Wis., Mr. Arnold Stroota of this city, Miss Rosalind Stroota of Chicago, Mr. Oscar Stroota of Marathon, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Cora C. Keene of Chicago, Illinois, and six grandchildren, Rosalind, Adelbert, Myron, Marguerite, Bernard and Delores Decker of Dorchester, Wis., Mrs. Chas. Davis of McGregor, Iowa, who did not attend, and a brother in law, Kasper Henk.
Relatives from out of the city were Mr. and Mrs. Chris Grasse, Mr. Herman Grasse and son, Wilbur, Mr. John Grasse and son, Theodore, all of Sister Bay, Wis., Mr. Martin Grasse and son in law, Mr. Sueco, of Ripon, Wis., half brother of the deceased, Mrs. Lucy Bodeman, half sister who did not attend, Mrs. Henry Hebing, son Cecil, and daughter, Mrs. Hannah Kroenwetter of Baldwin, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heiden of Sheboygan, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jacobi and family of Abbotsford, Wis., Mrs. Augusta Knoener of Sheboygan, Wis., Mr. Wm. Wirth of Wausau, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth Worth of Holton, Wis. Friends from out of the city were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Merget and Mr. Ferdinand Jacoby of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Young, Mr. and Mrs. Will Johnson of Stevens Point, Mr. and Mrs. Fox of Mellen, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. George Small of Tomahawk and his many, many friends throughout the Marathon and Clark counties.
The deceased was a pioneer resident of the town of Holton, coming here in 1883, and settled on a farm in the town of Holton. Here he underwent many hardships with all the other pioneers. He held the office of town assessor from 1890 to 1900 *** Note: The rest of the article is cut off and not available at the time of transcription.
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