Gustavus Tesch

Gustavus Tesch

Birth
Germany
Death 7 Sep 1880 (aged 39)
Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
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Memorial ID 120565342 · View Source
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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, WI) Wed 8 Sept 1880, page four:
The unexpected death of Gustav Tesch occurred last night about 9 o'clock. As mentioned yesterday, a report was circulated yesterday morning that Mr. Tesch was dead; but it proved to be unfounded. Mr. Tesch at the request of his physician was keeping himself quiet in the hope of securing relief from an affection of the heart, with which he had been troubled for nearly two years; but was in no wise(sp) considered dangerous. In the course of the afternoon, however, he commenced growing worse and complained of great pain in the region of the heart. About nine o'clock he called his wife to him as he lay in bed, and with considerable effort he raised himself up to a sitting posture, only to fall back dead. He had been treated for aneurysm of an artery, supposed to be close to the heart, but a post mortem examination held this afternoon by Drs. Russell and Steele at which Drs. Linde were present disclosed the fact that one of the sacks of the valve of the aorta was entirely gone and ossification existed largely just above the valve, at the beginning of the aorta. A widening of the aorta slightly further on was found, with the tissue very thin. It was definitely settled that aneurysm was not the cause of his death.
Mr. Tesch was born near Brandenberg, Germany, Oct. 1st, 1840, and would consequently have been forty years of age next month. He came to America in 1860, and came with friends direct to Oshkosh. At the breaking out of the war, although yet unable to speak or understand the English language but little, he enlisted in the third Wisconsin regiment infantry and went to the front. He served three years and six months, during which he was engaged in sixteen battles and severely wounded three times, but taking his place in the ranks again each time as soon as able. On returning home from the war he clerked for a time with Wm. Suhl and afterwards went into partnership with his father-in-law, Mr. Peek, in the cigar and grocery business, subsequently going into business by himself. He did business on Main street at the time of the great fire, but after the great fire purchased the grocery on Algoma street, near James street, which he was still conducting. Two years ago Mr. Tesch was appointed Deputy United States Marshall. Mr. Tesch had accumulated some property and leaves his family in good circumstances. He was married Sept. 5, 1865, and leaves a wife and four children. He has a mother and two sisters in Chicago who are expected here this evening. Two sisters and a brother still reside in the old country. He was insured in Classes A and B in the Masonic order amounting to $6,500, and had $1,000 insurance with the Turners. Mr. Tesch was a man quite prominent in local politics and was an enterprising, wide-awake citizen.
The funeral will take place Friday at 2 p.m. from the residence.


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  • Added: 19 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120565342
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gustavus Tesch (1 Oct 1840–7 Sep 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120565342, citing Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by okieskater (contributor 47266844) .