|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1876, Germany|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 1932|
Frank Drexler, 56, North Walnut Street, was almost instantly killed in a runaway accident Tuesday afternoon while hauling away refuse from St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was climbing up to the wagon when the horses became frightened and dashed away. The sudden lunge made by the animals jerked him from his position and hurled him to the ground head foremost. His body caught on the whiffletree of the wagon and was dragged a considerable distance. Marks on his face and skull indicated he had been kicked by one of the horses.
Born in Germany
A hospital employee who witnessed the accident summoned assistance. Drexler was carried into the institution and given immediate attention but died a few moments later without regaining consciousness.
The deceased, who served as hospital teamster for many years, lived in Marshfield for the past 20 years on a small farm at the northern extremity of Walnut Street. He was born in Germany August 18, 1876 and came to this country with his parents while he was still an infant. The family settled on a farm near Auburndale where he continued to reside until his removal to Marshfield.
Widow, 8 Children Survive
His marriage to Theresa Tremmel was solemnized in Auburndale November 3, 1898. Besides his widow he is survived by four sons, Frank, George, John, and Ed, all of this city; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Ihmoef, Marathon City; Mrs. Ray Sullivan, Marshfield; Mrs. William Smith, Marshfield, and Miss Anna Drexler, at home. One sister, Mrs. Joseph Pankratz, Auburndale, two half brothers, Auburndale, and 10 grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted by Father Vincent Peters in St. John's Catholic church at 9 o'clock
Theresa Treml Drexler (1879 - 1963)
Pauline Theresa Drexler Schmidt (1901 - 1973)*
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Record added: Mar 28, 2009
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