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Charles Killian














Shawano County Advocate

12 Sep 1911


Charles Killian Died Friday Evening


The news of the death of Charles Killian was not a surprise to his intimate friends, as it was known that he had been gradually failing for the past few months. The end came peacefully Friday evening at 7:30.

Charles Killian was born in Germany, Jan. 1, 1846. He came to Wisconsin with his parents when he was 10 years old and lived near waterloo. He enlisted in the army when he was only 17 years old and served faithfully for 4 years. He was married in 1878 and came to the town of Belle Plaine where he made his home until 1909 when he sold his farm in December of that year and came to Shawano to live. He was highly respected and was elected to many offices. he always took an active interest in the welfare of the town and assisted in the business of the town in many ways. Mr. Killian was a kind father and greatly liked by those who knew him. He leaves a wife, one son and 3 daughters, Mrs. Wm. Binder of Clintonville, C. F. Killian of Beloit, Henrietta and Jeanetta who live at home. One daughter and one son died some years ago. He suffered a stroke of paralysis about 13 months ago and has been in poor health since then. The funeral will be held today at the house in this city at 1:00 and the internment in the Belle Plaine cemetery. The family and other relatives have the sympathy of their many friends.





Charles Killian

Enlisted as Bugler 3 Wis. Inf. Co K on 1 Mar 1862 at Waterloo, WI

Disability Discharged as Pvt. 3 Wis. Inf. Co K on 29 May 1865

Transferred Co E 1 Feb 1865

Time served 3y 2m 28d

Born 1 Jan 1846 in Germany

Died 8 Sep 1911 Shawano, WI

Buried Friendship Cemetery, Belle Plaine twp.

Wife Caroline

Children, Charley, Lilly, Etta and Nellie