|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1845, Germany|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 1917|
JOHN DASSOW, SR. OF TOWN SHEBOYGAN FALLS DIES TODAY
John Dassow Sr., died early this morning at the farm home, located near Sheboygan Falls. He had been sick for a number of years, and last spring he became bed-ridden, since which time he has been ailing seriously until he passed away this morning of bladder trouble.
He was 72 years of age. His death follows the demise of his son, John, Jr., who died ten days ago, and who was interred last week. Mr. Dassow, Sr., lived at his son's home, and the funeral will be from the same abode. His activities in the county, since coming here in the early days, have marked him as a public-spirited citizen, having done much towards its progress and advancement.
He retired from active business a few years ago and purchased eighty acres of land near the Falls, where he lived for some time. His wife died 32 years ago.
Funeral services will be from the home and then from the German Lutheran church at 1 o'clock in the afternoon Thursday and interment will be in the St. Lucas cemetery, at the Falls. Rev. J. Bunge will officiate.
Mr. Dassow was a native of Germany, his birth having occurred at Mecklenburg, August 10, 1845. He came here with his parents in 1861 and settled in Sheboygan County when 16 years of age. In the spring of 1864, he joined Company G, 36th Wisconsin Infantry. The company was assigned to a position of the Army of the Potomac, and Mr. Dassow participated in the Battle of Cold Harbor, in the same year.
He engaged in a number of other battles during the war and saw General Lee surrender to General Grant. He received his discharge in 1865, after valiantly serving for two years. He came back to Sheboygan County, where he entered into industrial and agricultural pursuits. For 25 years, he owned and operated the Sheboygan County Mills. He also had interests in cheese factories and engaged in the real estate business.
His activities along the various lines made him a foremost citizen in Sheboygan Falls and the county and he always was an active force in the promotion of the industries and the development of the resources.
He married in 1871, to Miss Sophia Schoenrock, also a native of Germany. Eight children were born to them, Mrs. Gustave Blanke of the Falls; William, August, Herman, Mrs. William Fischer, John, who died ten days ago, Mrs. John Peters, and Edward, who reside in this county.
He served as assemblyman for this district, was a member of G. A. R., and was treasurer of the local school board for 25 years.
Sheboygan Evening Press, Monday, Oct 8, 1917
Hans Dassow (1820 - 1896)
Anna M Witt Dassow (1822 - 1891)
Sophia Schoenrock Dassow (1851 - 1885)*
August Henry Dassow (1874 - 1959)*
Minnie Dassow Fischer (1879 - 1964)*
Edward Herman Dassow (1883 - 1924)*
John Dassow (1845 - 1917)
Heinrich or Henry Dassow (1847 - 1928)*
Saint Lucas Lutheran Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 22, 2013
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