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Henry Karl Wilhelm Witt
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Birth: May 21, 1887
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 1957
Ford County
Illinois, USA

Second of seven children of Gustav and Augusta Fritz Witt, his mother died when he was 12. He worked as laborer for and boarded with the Charles Althouses and became part of that family.

He moved with them to Sibley where he was employed as Warehouse Foreman and seed corn Manager for Sibley Estates. He was working in the elevator building when he developed a sudden, blinding headache and collapsed. He died of a brain aneurysm.

Ironically, he had taken never used vacation days and insisted that his only surviving sister travel with him on the train to visit their one surviving brother in California in February of that year. Henry died 5 Mar and his brother Fred died 5 April that year.

Henry never married. Although he maintained a close connection to his birth family and often spent holidays with his Gerken relatives, he is buried in the Althouse family plot.

Family links: 
  Gustav Witt (1856 - 1938)
  Augusta Fritz Witt (1858 - 1899)
  Johanna Helena Adelgunda Witt Gerken (1886 - 1943)*
  Henry Karl Wilhelm Witt (1887 - 1957)
  William Albert Witt (1888 - 1943)*
  Friedrich Ernest Witt (1890 - 1957)*
  Marie Adelgunda Helena Witt Brucker (1892 - 1917)*
  Ida Martha Witt Franks (1894 - 1974)*
  Herman Gustav Witt (1896 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Ford County
Illinois, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.58947, -88.39668
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6625660
Henry Karl Wilhelm Witt
Added by: Rosetta
Henry Karl Wilhelm Witt
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Henry Karl Wilhelm Witt
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You worked very hard all your life and tried to keep everything in control. Thank you for trying so hard, Uncle Henry.
- great-niece Rose
 Added: Oct. 15, 2003

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