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Woll, John 1830-1906

WOLL, GUIOT, FRISCH, ORBAN

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 9/8/2018 at 18:07:23

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
July 13, 1906

Death of John Woll
John Woll, one of the old residents of Plymouth county, died at his home on Fulton street in this city on Tuesday night, aged 76 years. He had been in poor health for several years suffering from asthma and lately dropsy supervened finally going to his brain and causing death.

The funeral will be held this morning at St. Joseph’s church.

John Woll was born on January 1, 1830, at Lenbach, in the Rhine province in Germany. In 1852 he moved to Lothringen, Germany, where he lived for twenty-eight years working in the iron mines during all that time.

In 1881 he came to America and settled on a farm in Johnson township, where he lived until four years ago when on account of failing health he moved into town to pass his declining days.

He was twice married. His first being Miss Guiot to whom he was wedded in 1858. To this union four children were born, only one of whom survives, Mrs. Joseph Kramer, of St. Killian, Minn. His first wife died in 1865. His second wife, who survives him, was Mrs. Cecilia Frisch, nee Orban. Five children were born to them of who three sons and a daughter, all living in this vicinity. They are Peter, Frank, Emil and Mrs. Sam Strong. One daughter died about two years ago.

Mr. Woll was a good citizen and was highly respected by his neighbors and had many friends.
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LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
July 17, 1906

The funeral of the late John Woll was held on Friday morning at the St. Joseph’s church and was largely attended by friends and neighbors. Many attended from Johnson township and Merrill being old neighbors of the deceased when he lived on the farm. The Pallbearers were Math Fisch, John Traufler, M. Welter, D.N. Hoffman, Henry Kamp, and Adam Wilhelmi.
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