Obit: Mellenthin, Herman (1887 - 1926)

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Surnames: Mellenthin, Mellenthine, Hoops, Wegner, Mcelhattan

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 20 May 1926

Mellenthin, Herman (4 July 1887 - 19 May 1926)

Herman Mellenthine (Mellenthin), age 38 years, was found dead on his farm about five miles south of Spencer, Wisconsin yesterday. The indications are he met death while engaged in the work of blasting stumps, on which he began, early in the morning of that day. His body was discovered by his son, Norbert, age 10 years, when he went to the scene of his father’s labor, in response to a request of his mother, to call him for dinner. Horrified to find his father lifeless, he hurried back to tell his mother, who, after summoning some neighbors to accompany her, went to the scene of the accident to verify the boy’s story. A doctor from Spencer was summoned, but the unfortunate man was beyond medical help. The body was taken charge of by an undertaker of Spencer.

As near as is known Mr. Mellenthin was alone at the time of the accident. The place of the accident is about a half-mile from his house. He had a bad wound in his abdomen and both his arms below the elbow were off. Since the accident was without witnesses, it is not known definitely how it happened, but the opinion is the explosive became discharged while he had it in his hand.

The deceased had been a resident of the Spencer section for a number of years. Surviving him are his widow and four children, Bernice, Lucille, Norbert and Marcella, ranging in ages from seven to 15 years. He also leaves four brothers and four sisters.

The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. (Sabina Hoops) Mellenthin’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hoops, in Spencer, at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, Rev. Wegner of the Lutheran church of Spencer officiating.

Family Notes


Parents of Herman Mellenthin


Father: Franz Friedrich Mellenthin b: 21 Mar 1859 in Germany
Mother: Albertine Seefeldt b: Nov 1861 in Germany


Marriage (20 May 1912)

Spouse: Sabina Hoops b: 5 Dec 1892

Children of Herman and Sabina (Hoops) Mellenthin

Bernice Mellenthin b: 9 Mar 1913 in Spencer, Marathon, WI - d. 9 Mar 1913, Spencer, WI (married Lowell Mcelhattan)
Lucilla Mellenthin b: 9 Nov 1914 in Unity, WI
Norbert Glenn Mellenthin b: 19 Jul 1916 in Unity, WI - d. 18 May 2011, Omro, WI (married Minnie E.)
Marcella Mellenthin
Martha Maria Mellenthin b: 8 Nov 1917 in Spencer, Marathon, WI

1917-1918, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards

Herman Mellenthin
location: Clark County, Wisconsin, United States
gender: Male
birth date: 04 Jul 1887
birthplace: Unity, Wisconsin, United States
country of citizenship: United States

1930 Federal Census, Spencer, Marathon, Wisconsin, enumeration district number: 0049, family 10, line 36

Sabina Mellenthin, white widowed female
father's birthplace: Wisconsin
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin

Household Members
head Sabina Mellenthin F 37 Wisconsin
daughter Bernice E Mellenthin F 17 Wisconsin
daughter Lucile E Mellenthin F 15 Wisconsin
son Norbert G Mellenthin M 13 Wisconsin
daughter Marcella L Mellenthin F 11 Wisconsin

1940 Census, Clayton Town, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, enumeration district number: 70-3, family 76, line 68

Norbert Mellenthin, white, married male

residence in 1935: Spencer, Marathon, Wisconsin

Household Members
head Norbert Mellenthin M 23 Wisconsin
wife Minnie Mellenthin F 19 Wisconsin
son Duwayne Mellenthin M 1 Wisconsin


Social Security Death Index


Norbert G Mellenthin
birth date: 19 July 1916
social security number:
place of issuance: Wisconsin
last residence: Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin
zip code of last residence: 54901
death date: 18 May 2011
estimated age at death: 95



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