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 Otto H. Luehrs

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Otto H. Luehrs

  • Birth 10 Apr 1851
  • Death 30 Aug 1934
  • Burial New Holstein, Calumet County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot 268
  • Memorial ID 40300864


Otto H. Luehrs, aged 83, passed away at his home here at 2:10 p.m., Thursday, after having suffered a stroke last Saturday. The deceased was born in Altona, Germany April 10, 1851, the son of the late Henry and Mathilda Luehrs. The family came to this country in 1857, settling in Plymouth, where they lived until 1867, when they moved to a farm in the town of Charlestown. In 1875 he was married to Miss Julia De La Porte of Plymouth, and the couple made their home in Charlestown. After her death in 1886, he was married to Miss Emma Mortimer of Chilton, who passed away in 1905. His third marriage was to Miss Mathilda Lowenhagen of here. They lived in the town of Charlestown until 1916 when Mr. Luehrs was elected a member of the Wisconsin legislature. During his term they resided in Madison for several months and in September, 1917, they moved to this city, where they have since resided. The survivors are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Hugo Aggen, Mrs. Carl Aggen, Edward and George Luehrs of this city, William Luehrs of Los Angeles, Calif., Dr. H. E. Luehrs of Corpus Christi, Texas; Otto Luehrs of Hakima, Washington; and Mrs. Emil Schmidt of Chilton; and one sister, Mrs. Anna Lutz of Milwaukee. One son James passed away two years ago at Portland, Ore., and a daughter, Lulu also preceded him in death. Mr. Luehrs was active in politics and was widely known as one of the leaders of the Progressive party in Calumet County. He was justice of the peace and a clerk of the school board for a number of years in Charlestown. It was through his influence that the raising of sugar beets was brought to Calumet County. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the family home. Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of here attended the services in a body. Interment was made in the city cemetery.
Tri-County Record, September 6, 1934


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  • Created by: Rose Mohnsam
  • Added: 5 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40300864
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Otto H. Luehrs (10 Apr 1851–30 Aug 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40300864, citing New Holstein City Cemetery, New Holstein, Calumet County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Rose Mohnsam (contributor 47105797) .