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 Silas Paul Koeser

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Silas Paul Koeser

Birth
Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 21 Apr 1951 (aged 73–74)
Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA
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SILAS P. KOESER

In failing health the past four months, Silas P. Koeser, 74, member of widely
known early Two Rivers family and a former organist at Emanuel Evangelical
United Brethren church, died at his home at 2300 13th street Saturday evening.
Funeral services will be held at Emanuel church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev.
M.J. Roehrdanz officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Pioneers'
Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers.
Silas Paul Koeser was born in Two Rivers in 1877. Attending the public schools
of Two Rivers, Mr. Koeser when a youth was a member of the crew of the old tug
Temple Emory engaged in rafting logs from upper Michigan to Two Rivers for the
Mann Brothers saw mill. When a young man he entered the employe of the Hamilton Manufacturing company where he became an expert wood finisher.
In 1909 Mr. Koeser and family moved to Ludington, Mich., where he took charge
of the wood finishing department of the former Tubbs Manufacturing company, now the Carrom company. In 1917 he returned to Two Rivers and to the Hamilton company, where he resumed his wood finishing trade up to last November when he was stricken ill.
Well known as a musician, Mr. Koeser was an organist in the old Emanuel Evangelical church for 16 years. After retiring as organist he continued as a member of the church choir for many years.
Mr. Koeser was affiliated with the Two Rivers lodge of Mason, No. 200, the Albright Brotherhood of Emanuel church, and the "Thirty year club" of the Hamilton company. He was also a trustee of Emanuel church for several years.
In 1899 Mr. Koeser married Emma Thiede, who preceded him in death in Two Rivers 27 years ago. Twenty three years ago he married Miss Josephine Barnes in Milwaukee.
Besides the widow Mr. Koeser leaves four daughter, Mrs. Everett LaFond, and Mrs. Lester Lonzo both of Two Rivers, Miss Phyllis Koeser at home, and Mrs. Walter Green of Elgin, Ill.; five sons, Silas Jr., of Green Bay, Lloyd and Councilman William Koeser of Two Rivers, Harold of Elgin, and Donald Koeser of Two Rivers. He also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Henry Nienstedt of Gillett, Wis., Mrs. Lillian Kaiser of South Gate, Calif., and Mrs. William Klingholf of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Clyde Nelson of Chicago. There are 30 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Beduhn funeral home, Two Rivers, until 11 a.m. Tuesday when the casket will be moved to the church to lie in state until time of services.
Manitowoc Herald times, Monday, April 23, 1951 P.2
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