|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1861|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 1917|
August Gustav Raesler was the son of Gottfried Raesler and Augusta Schultz.
He immigrated from Germany to the United States (Baltimore, MD) on 23 Apr 1884 aboard the Ship "Nuernberg".
August married Augusta Woiczechowski on 6 Jan 1886 in the parsonage of St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church in North Amherst (now Amherst), Lorain Co., OH. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. W.A. Walter.
He worked as a Foreman in the Amherst Quarries to support a family of five sons and two daughters.
August was buried 27 Mar 1917.
- Louisa Raesler Woiczikowski (1858-1952)
Article, 28 Mar 1917, "The Amherst News-Times" (Amherst, Lorain Co., OH)
WIFE ILL IN BED HEARS TOLLING OF CHURCH BELL AS HUSBAND IS BURIED
The funeral of August Raesler was held from his late home and St. Peter's Evangelical Church yesterday afternoon.
The occasion was one of the saddest ever occured here. The wife and two children, a son and a daughter, lay in the hospital and listened to the tolling of the bell, unable to attend the last rites of husband and father. Another daughter, who is just beginning to convelesce and confined at the home, was unable to attend.
Rev. A. Egli conducted the services and as he spoke of the pitable condition of the family, tears slowly trickled down his cheeks, while the audience, who filled the church, sat with their heads bowed in grief.
The deceased had been a member of the church during the long years of his residence here and was actively identified with its management and support. He was a member of the Brotherhood Club and served in an official capacity for several years.
The services were attended by a large number of his quarry associates and friends.
The remains were surrounded by numerous floral designs, silent token of the esteem in which the deceased was held.
The pallbearers were George Deiss, Adam Hahn, L. Lersch, A. F. Nalley, John Gorden and Chas. Short, officers of the Modern Woodmen, of which the deceased was a member.
This is the second time, when death entered the home, that its members were unable to attend the funeral. About ten years ago, a son, William Raesler, died with scarlet fever at the time the father, mother and all of the children except one were confined with the same disease. The casket was passed out through a window as they lay in their beds and the same as yesterday, they listened to the tolling of the bell that marked the passing of their loved one.
Obituary, 26 Mar 1917, "The Elyria Evening Telegram" (Elyria, Lorain Co., OH)
RESIDENT OF AMHERST DEAD, FAMILY IS ILL
Amherst, March 26 - August Raezler, widely known Amherst resident, died at noon, Friday, at his home on North Main street following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Raezler was taken ill from grip and later pleurisy developed.
A few days ago crysipelas developed and his condition became critical. Mr. Raezler was 56 and has resided in Amherst for 30 years.
Mrs. Raezler and daughter Lillian were removed to the hospital just as Mr. Raezler died. They are ill from typhoid fever. Both patients are in a critical condition.
Besides the wife, there are two daughters, Misses Emma and Lillian; and four sons are Fred of Elyria, and Albert, John and Henry of Amherst.
Funeral servies will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon at the home.
Death Notice, 29 Mar 1917, "The Amherst News-Times" (Amherst, Lorain Co., OH)
AUGUST RAESSLER DIES FRIDAY
Three weeks ago Mr. Raessler was taken sick at his home on N. Main street, gradually failing until death came at eleven o'clock on Friday, March 23.
Mr. Raessler was born in Germany in 1861. When 23 years of age he came to America, and he has worked in the Amherst Quarries ever since.
He was married in 1886 and the couple were blest with seven children, the oldest of whom died ten years ago.
Mr. Raessler was 55 years old.
He leaves a wife, six children and one sister, to mourn his death. Four sons, Fred of Elyria and Albert, John and Henry of Amherst; two daughters, Emma and Lillian, of Amherst and one sister, Mrs. Louise Woicikopky.
Funeral services were held Tuesday from the home and from the St. Peter's Evangelical church. The services were largely attended. Rev. A. Egli officiated at the services and burial was made in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Augusta Woiczechowski Raesler (1864 - 1951)
Wilhelm Raesler (1886 - 1907)*
Frederick C Raesler (1888 - 1958)*
Albert August Raesler (1890 - 1945)*
John Raesler (1894 - 1936)*
Emma Elizabeth Raesler Fuller (1899 - 1946)*
Henry Gustav Raesler (1901 - 1983)*
Created by: Law-Miller Roots
Record added: Mar 06, 2009
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