Wamego Times, Thursday, Apr. 23, 1908, Pg
Away Monday Evening, After
Illness of Eighteen Months..
William Bandel, a retired farmer
and one of Wamego’s most estimable citizens, passed away at his home in this
city Monday evening, after an extended illness of dropsy. The funeral
services will be held from the home at 2 p. m., this afternoon, conducted by
Rev. Marvel of the First Methodist church, after which the remains will be laid
to rest in the city cemetery. Following is a short obituary concerning the
life of this man:
Deceased was born in Mosigkau,
Germany, May 10th 1835. He was therefore 72 years, 11 months and 10 days
old at the time of his death. He came to America in 1856, locating in
Iowa, where he remained until 1860, when hearing of flattering prospects in
Kansas made an overland trip to this state to make it his home.
From 1860 to 1862, he worked at
his occupation as tailor, then enlisted in Company F, 11th Kansas and served the
remaining years in the Civil war as a private, being a buglar during the last
two years of service.
In 1866 he came to Wamego where he
resided until the spring of 1874, when he moved upon a farm near Alma and
resided there for thirty years. Selling the farm in 1904, he entered into
retired life and removed to this city.
Mr. Bandel was married to Miss
Josephine Marie Haller, at Lawrence in 1869. To this union were born six
children, three boys and three girls, five of whom with their mother survive;
the oldest girl died when a child. The five children were present at his
Their names and residence are
given as follows: Mrs. Cora Bignal, Alma; Mrs. Emma Carrall, San
Francisco, California; Frank Bandel, Alma; August Bandel, Tracy, California;
Clarence Bandel, Wamego.
Mrs. Wm. Bandel and family
takes this method of publicly thanking the members of the G. A. R., and the
friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness bestowed during their hour