Obit: Hingiss, Ferdinand #2 (1859 - 1955)  

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

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 02/17/1955 

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

Funeral services for Ferdinand Hingiss, 96, who died Feb. 12, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Lulloff Funeral home, Colby. The Rev. V. O. Grosshuesch officiated at the rites. Internment was made in the Colby cemetery beside the remains of Mrs. Hingiss who preceded him in death in 1909.  

The pallbearers 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 Saturday.  

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 relatives include three sons, Ed and Walter, of Milwaukee; Henry, Abbotsford; four daughters, Mrs. B. E. (Elsie) Tichey, Milwaukee; Mrs. James (Harriet) Vesely and Mrs. Stanley (Edith) Honsa, Cleveland, Ohio; and Mrs. Fred (Leda) Ahlhorn, Wisconsin Dells.  

There are 11 grand children and one great grandchild. He has one brother, Fred Hingiss, Cleveland, Wis., and a sister whose address is not known.  

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



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