Joseph Samonig

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Joseph Samonig

Birth
Austria
Death 20 Jun 1931 (aged 24)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 144260118 · View Source
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The 1929 Milwaukee City Directory lists Joseph F. lab Bd Park Comrs r95 Burleigh.
The 1931 Milwaukee City Directory lists Jos. died June 20th 1931, age 24.

Death notice in paper: Services for Handball Star: Funeral service for Joe Samonig, Milwaukee athelete, will be held Wednesday morning from St. Joseph's church. Samonig, who was an important figure in all Milwaukee handball tournaments, died last Saturday of embolism resultant of infected tonsils. Samonig was a member of the Milwaukee fire department and 24 years old. He was the best handball prospect in Wisconsin among the younger players. Samonig was ill but two days. At various times he played for the Milwaukee Athletic club, Milwaukee Eagles and Milwaukee Y.M.C.A. He paired with Bob Stehling, also a member of the fire department, to win the Eagles' doubles title.

Obituary: SAMONIG: Joseph 2960-A N. 19th St., beloved husband of Hildegard Samonig (nee Dittrich) and son of Frank and Mary Samonig and son-in-law of Emma Dittrich, also survived by 1 brother and 4 sisters, passed away June 20 at 6 p.m. at the age of 25 years. Funeral Wednesday, June 24 at 8:30 a.m. from the funeral home at J.H. Becker & Sons, 1545 N. 12th St. to St. Joseph's church. Interment Holy Cross cemetery. A member of the order of the Eagles. Employed by Milwaukee fire department. (Milwaukee Journal, Tuesday June 23, 1931)

His residence is listed as 2960A No. 19th St., Milwaukee, Wis. on his death certificate.


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  • Created by: Jean Vliet
  • Added: 27 Mar 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 144260118
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Samonig (11 Mar 1907–20 Jun 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144260118, citing Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Jean Vliet (contributor 47575120) .