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 Henry Karl Wilhelm Witt

Henry Karl Wilhelm Witt

Birth
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 5 Mar 1957 (aged 69)
Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Burial Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6625660 · View Source
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Second of seven children of Gustav and Augusta Fritz Witt, his mother died when he was 12. He worked as laborer for and boarded with the Charles Althouses and became part of that family.

He moved with them to Sibley where he was employed as Warehouse Foreman and seed corn Manager for Sibley Estates. He was working in the elevator building when he developed a sudden, blinding headache and collapsed. He died of a brain aneurysm.

Ironically, he had taken never used vacation days and insisted that his only surviving sister travel with him on the train to visit their one surviving brother in California in February of that year. Henry died 5 Mar and his brother Fred died 5 April that year.

Henry never married. Although he maintained a close connection to his birth family and often spent holidays with his Gerken relatives, he is buried in the Althouse family plot.



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  • Created by: Rosetta
  • Added: 21 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6625660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Karl Wilhelm Witt (21 May 1887–5 Mar 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6625660, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Rosetta (contributor 46558106) .