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Gilbertz, Michael 1866 - 1932


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 10/15/2018 at 10:55:06

Clayton County Register, Thur., 15 Sept. 1932.

GUTTENBERG: Michael Gilbertz, long-time resident and prominent business man of Guttenberg, died last Thursday afternoon at Grandview hospital in La Crosse, Wis., where he had been receiving medical treatment for the past four weeks.

Mr. Gilbertz was born in Nommern, Luxemburg, on April 17, 1866, and therefore was 66 years, four months and 28 days of age at the time of his death. He received his early education in the place of his birth, and when 17 years of age came to America, settling at White Lake, S. Dak. for a time; later coming to Guttenberg to make his home., where the remainder of his ambitious life was spent. Previous to coming to Guttenberg, he lived at Spencer, Calmar and McGregor, Iowa, at various times.

In April, 1892, Mr. Gilbertz engaged in business here, successfully operating a meat market in Guttenberg since that time and until his death. On April 25, 1893, he was married to Miss Katherine Wolter at Guttenberg. Mr. Gilbertz was a public spirited man, and one of his greatest pleasures in life was to assist in whatever way possible to help build up the community in which he lived. His jolly and kind disposition won him many friends, both young and old. To know him was to like and respect him. At the time of his death he was vice president and a member of the board of directors of the Guttenberg State Bank, treasurer and member of the board of directors of the Enderes, Son & Co. (Inc.) tool factory here, and a member of the board of directors of the Guttenberg Canning Co. He was also a member of the town council and mayor of Guttenberg for a number of years, and acted as chief of the Rescue Fire company of Guttenberg for many years. Mr. Gilbertz will not only be sadly missed by his family, but by all in this community. He was a true friend to the needy at all times.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Schute and Mrs. Armin Grossell, both of Guttenberg; one son, Albert Gilbertz, of Guttenberg; one brother and one sister, Matt Gilbertz and Mrs. Peter Steichen, both of White Lake, S.D.; three grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Mr. Gilbertz was one who did his full share toward helping to build up his home town - Guttenberg - in every respect.

The body was brought to the Gilbertz home in this city from La Crosse, Wis., on Friday morning. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Father J. A. Dupont at St. Mary's Catholic church in Guttenberg on Monday morning at _____ o'clock, with interment in Mt. Olivet cemetery. The funeral was very largely attended by relatives and friends from far and near, which showed that deceased was held in high regard by all who knew him.

All business houses in Guttenberg were closed during the funeral services, in honor of Mr. Gilbertz, deceased. It was one of the largest attended funerals ever held in this city.

(Note: The date of this newspaper may actually be an edition from a week later, 22 Sept. 1932.)


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