|Birth: ||Sep. 2, 1861|
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 1916|
Word was receved here Monday that William Oetting, a prominent citizen and successful business man of St. James and well-known here had passed away at a Mankato hospital during the night from Sunday to Monday about two o'clock. The cause of his death is given as asthma and lung trouble. A week ago Saturday Mr. Oetting was in New Ulm, making the trip by auto. At that time he caught a severe cold which settled on his lungs. He had not been in the best of health for some time and this cold was under the circumstances sufficient to cause his death. He was brought to the Mankato hospital for treatment Sunday afternoon at 6 o'clock and died eight hours later.
The deceased was born in the Town of Courtland September 2, 1861 and was therefore only 55 years old when he died. He spent his childhood on the farm and later attended the public schools of New Ulm, going from here to the Mankato Normal where he prepared himself for the teaching profession which he followed for sometime in this and Nicollet Counties.
On the 8th day of July, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Ida Gross of Sigel who preceded him in death over 15 years ago. After quitting the teaching profession Mr. Oetting associated himself with William Behnke of this city in the hardware and tinware business in St. James which provided a very successful venture After the death of his partner several years ago, Mr. Oetting retired from business also and became associated with the Security State Bank of St. James and was Vice President of this institution at the time of his death.
He is survived by his two children Clevelnd and Flora, who reside at St. James. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Henry of Spokane, Wash; Herman of Echo, Minn.; Mrs. Christ Gruenenfelder, Salem, Oreg. and Mrs. Julius Gruenenfelder of Clam Falls, Wisc.
The remains were taken from Mankato to St. James Monday. Funeral services will be held at his late home at St. James Thursday morning and the body will be brought to New Ulm on the M. and St. L. train and immediately taken out to the city cemetery where interment will take place. A pastor from one of the St. James churches will officiate.
New Ulm Review
October 18, 1916
Ida Gross Oetting (1869 - 1893)*
New Ulm City Cemetery
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