Obit: Witt, Fred (1865 - 1958)

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Surnames: Witt, Backer, Knaack, Lebeck, Laufenberg, Degner, Bohl, Rheil

----Sources: Scrap book one: by Elsa Lange Hardrath & Dorthaleen Edwards Hardrath Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath

Witt, Fred (23 Sept. 1865 - 1958)


Funeral at Loyal For Area Resident

(by News-Herald Correspondent)

Loyal - Fred Witt, 92, a former resident of Loyal and Marshfield, died Monday at the Wood County Infirmary at Port Edwards from old age complications.

The Rev. William Baker will officiate at funeral services in the Myre Funeral Home Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in the Loyal Cemetery.

The body will repose at the Myre Funeral Home beginning this evening.

Mr. Witt was born Sept. 23, 1865, in Germany. He came to the United States with his parents at the age of four and lived in Outagamie county, Wisconsin, for 30 years before coming to Clark County.

His marriage to Alvina Knaack took place at Appleton Dec. 27, 1893, and in 1899 they came to a farm in the town of Beaver, where they made their home until 1930, when they moved to Loyal. Mrs. Witt’s death occurred Dec. 2, 1948. For four years he lived in Marshfield with his daughter, Mrs. Fred (Elda) Lebeck, and last November he went to the infirmary.

Among the survivors are four sons and three daughters: Fred Witt Jr., Watertown; Elmer Witt, Abbotsford; John Witt, New York Mills, Minn.; Harvey Witt, Curtiss; Mrs. Lebeck, Marshfield, Mrs. H. Laufenberg, West Allis; and Mrs. Edna Degner, Green Bay.

He also leaves 15 grandchildren; 19 great –grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. John Bohl and Mrs. Mary Rheil, Appleton and Miss Emma Witt.

One son, William, two sisters, and three brothers preceded him in death.

Additional notes in margin:

-- Spouse to Mrs. Alvina Knaack Witt

--Son Elmer was married to Emma Lange, sister of Elsa Lange Hardrath.



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