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Obituary – Augustus John Wenkheimer

Augustus John Wenkheimer was born in Holmes county, Ohio, August 12th, 1852, where he remained until he was twenty-one years of age when he went to Massilon, Ohio, to attend school.

In 1883 Mr. Wenkheimer was united in marriage with Miss Lucy J. Stoddard, of Des Moines, Iowa, and to this union six children were born, five of whom survive. Mr. Wenkheimer settled in Pawnee county in 1883. Mrs. Wenkheimer died in 1905. In 1911 Mr. Wenkheimer was united in marriage to Miss Margarathe Dietrick, of San Antonio, Texas, who with the five children by this marriage survive.

Mr. Wenkheimer was a progressive farmer and was always interested in the community in which he lived and was always willing to serve in any capacity for the betterment of his community.

Mr. Wenkheimer has been in failing health for the last several months, although his condition did not become alarming until the past month. Mr. Wenkheimer died last Wednesday, September 25th.

Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon at the Vernon Funeral Home, at 2:30 o’clock. Interment was in the Belpre cemetery.

All the children were here for the funeral except one son, Karl, who could not be reached.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Frank Wenkheimer and daughter Gladys of Hutchinson, Mrs. G. A. Cummins of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Gladys Milliken of Kansas City, Mo., Miss Alberta Wenkheimer of Lewis, Kansas, and L. E. Harris, of Anthony, Kansas.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Tuesday, July 26, 2005 14:03:36

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