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William H Luehr

Death 20 Dec 1930 (aged 69)
Burial New Holstein, Calumet County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot 218
Memorial ID 40300860 · View Source
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William Henry Luehr Kiel Record - December 25, 1930
William H. Luehr, former income assessor of the district comprising Manitowoc, Calumet, Door and Kewaunee counties and a well-known educator with a background of nearly 40 years in the teaching profession, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard Conger of Wauwatosa, at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Injuries which Prof. Luehr received over a year ago while on a vacation visit with his daughter considerably undermined his health and although he resumed his duties after an extended stay in the hospital, he never fully recovered from the effects of the accident. He continued in his post for several months after his return, but filed his resignation with the state tax commission in 1928, the resignation to take effect with the beginning of 1929.

For many years he was widely known and highly respected in this vicinity, making his residence in Manitowoc for about 20 years. He came to Manitowoc in 1896 when he assumed the position of principal of the old south side high school, retaining that post until the schools were consolidated into the central school system here in 1911.

Takes Sheboygan Falls Post
Following the consolidation of the schools here, Prof. Luehr became head of the Sheboygan Falls high school and was there for several years before he took a similar post in his native city of New Holstein. Later he came to Manitowoc as a teacher in the high school and remained there until he became chief examiner for the Wisconsin Civil Service Commission, a position he held during 1924 and 1925, with headquarters at Madison. In 1925, he became assessor of incomes for the district including Manitowoc, Calumet, Door and Kewaunee counties. For 4 years he functioned as head of the department until illness forced his resignation.

Boyhood in New Holstein
He was born in New Holstein on June 26, 1861 and was 69 years of age at the time of his death. His boyhood was spent in New Holstein and he later attended the University of Wisconsin where he graduated with the class of 1887, assuming a position as head of the Wisconsin Rapids high school immediately upon graduation. Prof. Luehr and Miss Clara Hachez of New Holstein were married in that city about 40 years ago, Mrs. Luehr preceding him in death about 10 years ago. Two children were born to them, Mrs. Howard Conger of Wauwatosa, and Robert Luehr of West Allis, and in addition three grandchildren survive.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William H Luehr (26 Jun 1861–20 Dec 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40300860, citing New Holstein City Cemetery, New Holstein, Calumet County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Rose Mohnsam (contributor 47105797) .