|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1848|
|Death: ||Sep. 15, 1890|
Son of Jacob Graser and Wilhelmine Wischan. Husband of Johanna Schaetzel.
Biographical Sketches - New Berlin Township, Waukesha Co., Wisconsin
WILLIAM GRASER, farmer Sec. 21; P.O. New Berlin; born June 10, 1848, on the homestead in New Berlin; his parents, Jacob and Wilhelmina (Wischan) Graser were born and married in Bavaria; their settlement in New Berlin was in 1847, on forty acres of the present farm; of the dense wilderness not a stick had been cut; the first blows were towards a log house, which did for a time without doors or windows; roads, bridges, schoolhouses, etc., were as rare as big oak and maple trees were plenty; timber was rolled up, burned in "log-heaps," and the ashes exchanged for necessaries. Our subject first saw the light among these primitive scenes, and has grown up to manhood on soil now valued at from $60 to $80 per acre. The father died in 1874, and the mother in 1879; William received his schooling, in early times , in District No. 1.; married Miss Johanna Schaetgel, of Germantown, Wis., by whom he has four children - - Elizabeth, Catherine, William and an infant son; a daughter , Wilhelmina, died when 17 months old. Mr. Graser is a live young farmer, owns 73 1/3 acres in the homestead and 60 in Muskego; he has been a thrasher since he was 18; belongs to the German Reformed Church. Is a Democrat; has been constable twice, and is now Town Treasurer.
The Grim Destroyer.
After a long illness of consumption, Wm. Graser died at his home in New Berlin, on Monday, Sept. 15th, aged 42 years. Funeral services were held at the German Reformed Church, Wednesday, and were attended by a large number of people. Mr. Graser was a prominent resident of his town, and enjoyed the esteem and respect of the community. At different times he held several town offices. Mrs. Graser died a few years since. Six children survive their parents.
Published in the Waukesha Freeman on September 18, 1890.
Jacob Graser (1809 - 1873)
Wilhelmina Wischan Graser (1808 - 1878)
Johanna Schaetzel Graser (1851 - 1888)
Wilhelmina Margaretha Graser (1872 - 1874)*
Elisabeth Margaretha Graser Woelfel (1874 - 1964)*
Anna Catherine Graser (1876 - 1950)*
William Graser (1878 - 1931)*
Henry Graser (1880 - 1910)*
Amelia Sarah Graser Snyder (1882 - 1950)*
Mary Louise Graser Puetzer (1884 - 1963)*
Jacob Graser (1836 - 1860)*
Frederick Graser (1839 - 1898)*
William Graser (1848 - 1890)
Eva Marie Graser Schaetzel (1850 - 1882)*
Heinrich Graser (1853 - 1937)*
German Evangelical and Reformed Church Cemetery
Created by: Barb Stachowiak
Record added: Mar 24, 2010
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