|Birth: ||May 13, 1871|
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 1942|
Married at St. Bernard on 10 Jan 1899.
"OBITUARY-The Humphrey Democrat, July 30, 1942:
Fred Melcher Called in Death on Tuesday
Had Suffered From Cancer of the Stomach; Long Time Resident of Community
At 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday July 28, Fred Melcher, member of a pioneer family, residing five and a half miles northwest of this city died at his home following a several months illness with cancer.
Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Francis church in this city with Rev. Father Albert, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis cemetery.
The deceased, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Melcher, Sr., natives of Germany, was born in Michigan on May 13, 1872. When he was six months of age his parents came to this community and settled on a farm in Granville township. He remained under the parental roof and it was there he learned the occupation of farming, receiving his education at the school in St. Bernard. On January 10, 1899, he was united in marriage to Miss Theresa Huseman and they immediately went to housekeeping on the farm where they have since resided.
A life-long member of the Catholic church, he was a member of the St. Francis parish and of Ave Maria Council, Knights of Columbus of this city.
Beside the widow he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Henry Pillen of Platte Center, Mrs. Earl Mark of this community, Ray Melcher of Monroe, Mrs. Jerome Berg of Waterloo, Ia., Arnold Melcher of Columbus, Clarence Melcher of Lowell, Ind., Mrs. Harold Langan of Waterloo, Ia., Pvt. Wilfred Melcher of Camp Bowie, Tex., and Ervin Melcher of Lindsay. Two children, Jolette and Laverna, preceded him in death, both dying in infancy. He is also survived by three brothers, John Melcher, Jr. of this community, Henry Melcher of Lindsay and Ben Melcher of Conception, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. Albert Hanke, of this city. He is also survived by 43 grandchildren."
Johann Melcher (1833 - 1913)
Francisca Schmelzer Melcher (1841 - 1907)
Theresa Huseman Melcher (1875 - 1949)
Otillie Kunigunda Melcher Pillen (1900 - 1986)*
Raymond John Melcher (1902 - 1971)*
Arnold J. Melcher (1906 - 1998)*
Wilfred Melcher (1912 - 1973)*
Ervin F. Melcher (1914 - 2007)*
Martin Melcher (1862 - 1930)*
Joseph Melcher (1863 - 1934)*
Caroline Melcher Van Ackeren (1865 - 1937)*
John May Melcher (1867 - 1950)*
Frances Melcher Hanke (1869 - 1952)*
Fred Melcher (1871 - 1942)
Henry Melcher (1875 - 1955)*
Jacob Melcher (1879 - 1884)*
Benjamin Bernard Melcher (1882 - 1961)*
Saint Francis Cemetery
Plot: Row 18, North Section
Created by: Gloria Barnes
Record added: Dec 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23416508