May 16, 1955
William E. Dausmann, 70, a retired blacksmith and
mechanic and life-long resident of South Marrstownship, died
at today at his home on R. R. 1, Mt.Vernon.
He had been in failing health for several years. For many years the Dausmann family operated the blacksmith and machine shop on
the old Mt. Vernon-Evansville state highway, selling the shop in 1945 to the
present operators, Ritzert and Knox.
The deceased was a member of Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church and Mt.Vernon lodge No. 49, Independent Order of Odd
The body is at the Short Niehaus Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon and will remain there until it is taken
to ImmanuelChurch for the funeral service at Wednesday. Rev. Theodore M. Haefele, Immanuel pastor, will conduct the services.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The wife, Christina MeinscheinDausmann,
The deceased was a member of a prominent Marrs
township family. His parents were Henry J Dausmann
and Elizabeth Seibert Dausmann.