Wolfgang “Wolf” Lautner

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Wolfgang “Wolf” Lautner

Birth
Germany
Death 2 Feb 1908 (aged 85)
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Burial Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 52
Memorial ID 109672967 · View Source
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From the Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, Monday, February 3, 1908, page 1:
  Wolfgang Lautner, a veteran of the Mexican war and the last of his immediate family in this country, died this morning at his home in Lowertown, following an illness since last Thursday. His niece, Mrs. Mary Caldwell, was with him at the time of his death and cheered his last moments. Lautner lived alone, and on account of his helplessness during late years, his living rooms were in a deplorable condition. Notwithstanding his apparent poverty, considerable money was found about the place and a check for $1,000 was found in his pocket. In addition to this there is in charge of Dr. E.W. Fiegenbaum, a strong box which belonged to the old gentleman, which contains money and valuable papers.
  For many years Lautner had been one of the well known figures of Edwardsville. Just when he came here is not distinctly remembered, but he had been a resident of the United States for seventy years. He was born in Germany, September 1, 1822, and died at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 2 days. He drew a pension for his services during the war and being frugal in his earlier years, lived well within his means. He is spoken of as a good man by those who knew him well.
  Mr. Lautner is the last of a family of nine, his wife and seven children preceeding him in death. The bodies of his loved ones are interred in the old Lusk cemetery and on account of that burying ground being condemned his body cannot be placed by the side of his loved ones in the family plot according to his expressed desire. The only near relative left in this country is a sister, Mrs. John Wentz, who is 83 years old. She is a resident of Edwardsville. Shortly before his death Lautner feared that he would be sent to the Old Soldiers' Home and the thought caused him considerable uneasiness.
  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon from the residence of his niece, Mrs. Mary Caldwell, at 300 West Vandalia street. Services will be held in the Evangelical Eden church, of which he was a member, and the funeral address will be preached by Rev. H. Rahn.  Interment will be in the Woodlawn cemetery.
  In addition to his sister and Mrs. Caldwell there survive the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Fannie Hager, and Charles Lautner of St. Louis; Mrs. Kate Marquardt, East St. Louis; and Mrs. Louis Sander, of Marion.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 109672967
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wolfgang “Wolf” Lautner (1 Sep 1822–2 Feb 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 109672967, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by TammyGღ (contributor 47011141) .