Obit: Sturner, John (1813 - 1893)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 11/09/1893

Sturner, John (11 DEC 1813 - 29 OCT 1893)

The following item was written for the Phonograph last week, but was skipped by the compositor to our regret:

Mrs. John Schultz received intelligence Sunday of the death of her father, John Sturner of Lowell, Wis., and left for that place on the evening train. Mr. Sturner was one of the old and respected citizens of Dodge. Co.

The following obituary we clip from the Beaver Dam Citizen:

Died, in Lowell, Oct. 29th, 1893, of the infirmities of old age, Mr. John Sturner, Sr., aged, 79 years, 11 months and 15 days.

The deceased was born Dec. 11, 1813 in the Kingdom of Wurtenberg, Germany. He was a soldier in the German Army six years. In 1854, he came to the United States and settled in the town of Elba, Dodge Co., Wis., where he resided until 1866, when he moved to the town of Portland and lived there until 1874. That year he moved to the village of Reeseville, and there resided until the summer of 1875, when he moved to the village of Lowell, living her four years, when he moved to Colby, Marathon Co., Wis., living there one summer, when he came back to Lowell, where he has resided ever since. His good wife died April 20, 1863, in the town of Elba.

Mr. Sturner had reached the ripe old age of nearly 80 years, and was one of our best citizens, highly respected by all. The funeral was largely attended on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The three children mourn the loss of a good father, they being John Sturner, Jr. of Lowell, Mrs. Barbara Schultz of Colby, and Mrs. Louisa Poetter of Beaver Dam, who were all present at the funeral.



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