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Franz Bernard
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Birth: Dec. 4, 1836
Trier-Saarburger Landkreis
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Jan. 17, 1919
Calumet County
Wisconsin, USA

Obituary - Franz Bernard

At noon on Friday last, Jan 17th, Franz Bernard of Chilton town closed a long life of usefulness and passed into eternal rest, at the home of his son, Math., the final dissolution coming at the age of eighty-three years, less than month after that of his aged wife and companion, who died on Dec 24th last. The venerable couple had been very feeble for the past two years and suffered from no disease other than the effect of old age or the wearing out of the human machinery. Mr. Bernard was up and about the home on the day previous to his death.

The deceased was born in Germany, Dec 4th 1835, coming to American with his parents when quite young and settling in Woodland, Dodge County, where he was married on Aug 1, 1864 to Anna Rohlinger. He was a blacksmith in his early manhood and worked at Iron Ridge in Dodge county. After his marriage he removed to Ashpun, Fond du Lac county, continuing his trade until 1885 when he disposed of his property in Fond du Lac and came to Chilton town, this county, where he purchased what was known as the Edw Daskam farm, three miles north of this city. Although he had been troubled, with asthma, he never lost a day's work and operated the farm with good success until 1902 when he and his wife retired from their labors and turned over the homestead to their son, Math., with whom they made their home until called to a better one. Mr. Bernard was thrifty and industrious, working earnestly and faithfully for the interest of the community as well as his own interest and was everywhere rated as a good citizen and neighbor.

He was a member of St Mary's Catholic church since coming to Chilton attending regularly and being very proud of the advancement and improvement in the church and school. Of late years, on account of his feeble health, he has kept more closely at home where he has been given every care by his son and family. One of the most notable events in his later life and perhaps in his entire career, was the celebration of his golden wedding anniversary on Aug 1914. His wife was with him and his children about him and there seemed to be nothing wanting to complete his happiness.

The funeral was held on Monday morning from St Mary's church, Rev Fr L N Thelen officiating at Requiem Mass, with interment in St Mary's cemetery. He is survived by two sons, Math and Frank and Mrs. P W Fochs of Marathon City, Mrs. John J Fuchs of Chilton town, Mrs. Frank Williams of Waukesha, Mrs. Math Puetz of Saskatchewan, Canada and Mrs Anton Krautkraemer of Kiel, all of whom were present at the funeral except Mrs. P W Fochs who is seriously ill at this hospital at Wausau, and Mrs. Math Puetz of Canada. Others who attended were Mrs. Ferd Weisenberger, a grand daughter of Marathon City and John Weyer of Lomira.
Family links: 
  Anna Rohlinger Bernard (1839 - 1918)*
  Susanna Bernard Fochs (1865 - 1919)*
  Mathias Bernard (1867 - 1934)*
  Maria Bernard Fuchs (1870 - 1934)*
  Nicholas Richard Bernard (1877 - 1918)*
  Frank Bernard (1884 - 1955)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys Cemetery
Calumet County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: West Section Row 13 Lot 124 Site 4
Maintained by: Pat
Originally Created by: Janell Shumaker Keuler
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85940389
Franz Bernard
Added by: Janell Shumaker Keuler
Franz Bernard
Added by: Janell Shumaker Keuler
Franz Bernard
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