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.Albert UECKER Sr .

contributed by: Dawn  

. Gillett Times.
May 8,1930.

.The Years Gone By  .

. 60 years ago  .

. Gillett- Albert UECKER Sr., a pioneer resident of the town of Gillett passed away at the age of 83 years. He was born January 30, 1847 in Kamsow Kreis Lelgart, Hinter Pommern Germany. He served his country during the German Franco war in 1870-1871 and came to America in 1872. He and his wife whom he married in Milwaukee moved to the town of Gillett in 1884. They cleared the land.




Albert UECKER, Sr., a pioneer resident of the town of Gillett, passed away Sunday morning at the age of 83 years, three months and four days, death being due to the infirnities of old age.
Deceased was born on January 30, 1847 in Kamsow, Kreis Lelgart, Hinter, Pommern, Germany. He served his country during the German Franco war in 1870-1871. In 1872 he came to America and located in Milwaukee where he was united in marriage to Miss Bertha BECKER. Later they removed to the town of Washington, Shawano county, where they resided for several years and 1884 removed to the town of Gillett to his present residence. Here they cleared the land which was then a wilderness and made one of the best farms in this vicinity. His wife preceded him in death in 1902. He had been an honorable and upright citizen and successful farmer and retired from active work about five years ago. He is mourned by seven children, Mrs. Frank PETERMAN of the town of Gillett, Mrs. Chas. F. MEYER of Oconto, Albert, Jr. at the home farm in Gillett, Herman of Gillett, Otto of Oconto, and Emil and Gustave of Gillett. He also leaves one brother, August UECKER of Milwaukee, 21 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, 1:30 p.m. at the home and 2:00 o'clock at the Immanuel Lutheran church, Rev. WIANS officiating with burial in church cemetery.
The five sons and son-in-laws acted as pallbearers and four grandchildren, Severa and Hertha UECKER, Dorothy MEYER and Eileen UECKER carried the many beautiful floral offerings.
Among the out-of-town friends and relatives who attended the funeral services were, Albert UECKER, Mr and Mrs. BEIERLE, Mrs. Christ BEIERLE of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. MEYER and children and Mr. and Mrs. Otto UECKER, Mr.and Mrs. Ed. WEIGELT of Oconto, Mr. and Mrs. Emil MOEDE of Breed, Mr. and Mrs. Leo BURANDT of Shawano, Mr and Mrs. H. TIEDKE and Otto and Emma TIEDKE of Oconto.
The sympathy of the entire community is extened to the bereaved.