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Surring, William F. 1843-1926


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/8/2018 at 18:39:59

William Frederick Surring, one of the oldest citizens of Monona vicinity passed away at his home early Monday morning, July 5th, 1926, at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 20 days.

He was born in Prussia on Sept. 15, 1843, and came with his parents to the United States when about 12 years of age. They made their new home in Shananow, Wisconsin, where the lad grew to manhood, and from where he enlisted in the services of the country for three years of the Civil War. He was a member of Co. H, 16th Wisconsin Infantry. For many years he has been affiliated with the local G.A.R. Post.

On January 8, 1867 he was united in marriage to Augusta Butler of Princeton, Wisconsin. They set up their new home in Waverly, Minnesota, where they lived for several years, when they moved to a farm in Allamakee County, near Volney. Here they lived until a few years ago when they moved into the town of Monona.

The deceased was preceded in death by his wife who passed away on Nov. 4, 1923 and three children, Albert, Mrs. Daisy Jenkins and Pearl. He is survived by nine children, Mrs. Iona Green, of Monona; Mrs. Ellen Larison, Jersey Shore, Penn.; Mrs. Mary Hess, Central City, Kentucky; Edward of Weyburn, Saskatchawan, Canada; Mrs. Emma Irvin, Linton, N. Dakota; Fred, Sioux City; Mrs. Ida Jorgenson, Sisseton, S. Dakota; William, Jersey Shore, Penn.; Elmer, East St. Louis, Ill. A sister and two brothers are living in Wisconsin.

William Surring was a quiet neighbor, an industrious and successful farmer, always ready to help anyone in time of trouble. He was raised in the Lutheran faith, but after his marriage was a supporter and attendant of the Methodist church. It is with a feeling of regret that we say farewell to those men who fought for our nation, and who have given so many years of labor to the building up a strong country. May we all be worthy successors of these men of heroic records.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. H.E. Morrow officiating. The burial was in the family lot at the city cemetery.

~Monona Leader, July 8, 1926


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