Obit: Hingiss, Ferdinand (1859 - 1955)

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Surnames: Hingiss, Grosshuesch, Thede, Hanson, Voge, Carlson, Johnson, Ahlhorn, Becherer, Tichey, Vesely, Honsa, Witthuhn, Brandt, Strowig

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/24/1955

Hingiss, Ferdinand (10 Feb. 1859 - 12 Feb. 1955)

Funeral services for Ferdinand Hingiss, age 96, who died Feb. 12 in Milwaukee, were held Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 16, at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby, Wis., Rev. V. O. Grosshuesch officiating, and internment was made in the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery beside the remains of Mrs. Hingiss who preceded him in death in 1909. Pall bearers were Alex Thede, Edwin Thede, Peter Hanson, Adolph Voge, Arvin Carlson and Axel Johnson.

Ferdinand Hingiss was born in Centerville, Wis., Feb. 10, 1859, and at the age of 19 he came to Clark county. He homesteaded a 120 acre farm four miles west and three-fourths of a mile north of Abbotsford, which he farmed until 1916, when he sold it. After that he made his home for most of the time, with his son, Henry, until 1950, when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Fred Ahlhorn, at Wisconsin Dells. Last Oct. 1, he entered the Mary Langan nursing home at Milwaukee, where he died.

Mr. Hingiss and Anna Becherer, a sister of William and Louis Becherer, were married in 1890. To this union were born eight children, seven of whom survive their parents. The oldest daughter died in infancy.

Surviving are three sons, Ed and Walter of Milwaukee and Henry of Abbotsford; four daughters, Mrs. B. E. (Elsie) Tichey of Milwaukee, Mrs. James (Harriet) Vesely, Mrs. Stanley (Edith) Honsa of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Fred (Leda) Ahlhorn of Wisconsin; one brother, Fred Hingiss of Cleveland, Wis.; one sister, address unknown, and 11 grand children.

Out of town relatives here for the funeral were all seven of the children, three grand daughters, the Misses Margaret Hingiss and Leatrice Tichey of Milwaukee and Alice Jane Ahlhorn of Wisconsin Dells; Mr. and Mrs. August Hingiss of Kiel, Mrs. Elsie Witthuhn, Miss Phyllis Brandt and William Strowig of Sheboygan.



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