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.Joseph Prausa (1823-1911).

contributed by: Kristi Fogtman

Oconto County Reporter
Thursday, January 4, 1912
page 5

Death of Joseph Prausa

Passed Away at Home of Son in Spruce

Joseph Prausa died at the home of his son, Charles, in Spruce December 27 (sic - should be 26), of old age. He is survived by four sons and three daughters.

The funeral was held Friday from the Polish Catholic church with interment in the Spruce cemetery


The Kewaunee Enterprise OR the Algoma Record Herald
Friday, January 5, 1912
Compliments of Robin Prausa

Joseph Prausa

Joseph Prausa a highly respected and former and well known citizen of Kewaunee County and one of the town of Carlton's pioneer settlers died at the home of his son Charles at Spruce Wis. on December 26, 1911, age 88 years. Deceased was a native of Bohemia and came to America in the year of 1854 ( sic - actually 1855), settling on a farm in Carlton the same year, and upon which he resided until about nine years ago when he disposed of the same and retired from farming.

Surviving the deceased are four sons, Wenzel of Lincoln, Joseph of Milladore, George of Oconto Falls and Charles of Spruce, Wis. and three daughters Mrs. Joseph Seidenglanz of Menominee, Mich and Mrs. Joseph Wishka and Mrs. Peter Nuhlicek of Kewaunee, all of whom were in attendance at the funeral which took place from the Polish Catholic church at Spruce on Friday, Dec. 29, 1911. The bereaved family has hosts of friends throughout the county who extend condolences.